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Jindřich Vybíral

Das Doppelleben eines modernen Architekten: Karl Johann Benirschke

The architect Karl Johann Benirschke (1875-1941) was an important representative of Otto Wagner's school. Jindřich Vybíral monitors the unknown life of the Šumperk-born architect and focuses on his artistic profile. As the title of the study suggests, Benirschke lived a double life. Besides the lofty designs of secession villas, none of which was probably built, his job was that of a building entrepreneur, which was in line with the taste of the ordinary spectator. This fact does not really match the deep-rooted ideas of Wagner's "revolutionary" school; it rather proves the pragmatism of its representatives.

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