Major Figures of Nineteenth-century Austrian Literature

Author: Donald G. Daviau

Publisher: Ariadne Press (CA)


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 572

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This volume presents fifteen of the leading authors of the Austrian nineteenth century. A comprehensive introduction provides the historical and literary background as a context for the essays on the individual writers. Special attention is paid to the definition of Biedermeier, to the attitudes toward women, and to the question of the autonomy of Austrian literature. Authors discussed are: Ludwig Anzengruber, Eduard Bauernfeld, Jakob Julius David, Karl Emil Franzos, Franz Grillparzer, Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall, Ferdinand Kurnberger, Nikolaus Lenau, Johann Nepomuk Nestroy, Betty Paoli, Caroline Pichler, Ferdinand Raimund, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Charles Sealsfield, Adalbert Stifter.

Schulitz + Partner

Bauten und Projekte

Author: Schulitz

Publisher: Vch Pub


Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 7451


The buildings and projects of Helmut C. Schulitz were the first in the 1970s to be defined by architectural critics as "high tech". In his introduction to the book, Colin Davies writes: "British high-tech is by definition an architecture of light-weight synthetic building materials - metal, glass and plastic; Schulitz on the contrary relies on a broader palette. Most of his buildings, planned and built in California, are wood constructions. For Schulitz the soul of architecture lies to improve not only the product, i.e. the completed building, but also the individual production phases. His designing methods are based on the following assumption: if the construction process is simple, logical, efficient and also evident in the completed building then the work is worthy of building called architecture" With this book, Schulitz makes the case for the renewal of Modernism. The publication shows the buildings and projects of his sixteen "California" years as well as those produced by his firm after his return to Germany. His work shows astonishing continuity from the houses built in the tradition of Case Study Houses to the new large projects. According to Davis, these are buildings "with breathtaking precision of details; buildings which, despite their severity and staidness, do not yield to pomposity and monumentality".