Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
INVENTORY OF THE DEKORATIONSDEPOT FÜR DIE k.k. HOFTHEATER, BY GOTTFRIED SEMPER AND CARL VON HASENAUER, 1873-1877
940054  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (85.21 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
Drawings and plans by architects Gottfried Semper and Carl von Hasenauer for the Stage-set depot for the royal and imperial court theaters, Vienna. Included are several designs for the main facade and drawings detailing technical aspects such as roof trusses and pulleys. Most drawings are dated and signed by the architects; some drawings are signed by the engineers.
Background
Gottfried Semper (1803-1879) was a German architect, critic, and teacher who designed the Dresden Opera House and contributed to the re-design of the Ringstrasse in Vienna. His book, Four Elements of Architecture (1851) remains a canonical text of the 19th century. He participated in some of the major architectural debates of his day, including that surrounding the use of polychrome decoration in Ancient Greek buildings.
Extent
27 drawings
Restrictions
Contact Library Rights and Reproductions
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.