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Finding aid for the Dekorationsdepot für die k.k. Hoftheater, 1873-1877
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical / Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dekorationsdepot für die k.k. Hoftheater
    Date (inclusive): 1873-1877
    Number: 940054
    Creator/Collector: Hasenauer, Karl von, 1833-1894
    Creator/Collector: Semper, Gottfried, 1803-1879
    Physical Description: 27.0 drawing(s)
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: 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.
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    Language: Collection material is in German

    Biographical / Historical Note

    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.
    Carl Freiherr von Hasenauer (1833-1894 was an Austrian architect and key representative of the Historismus school. He was a student of August Siccard von Siccardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll. With Semper, he designed the complex of buildings in Vienna that include the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Naturhistorisches Museum, the Burgtheater, and the Neue Hofburg, which was completed in 1913.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Gottfried Semper and Carl von Hasenauer, Dekorationsdepot für die k.k. Hoftheater, 1873-1877, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 940054.
    http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa940054

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 1994.

    Processing History

    Processed by J. Gibbs.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Drawings and plans by architects Gottfried Semper and Carl von Hasenauer for the Stage-set depot for the royal and imperial court theaters. 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 engineers.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Names

    Hasenauer, Karl von, 1833-1894
    Semper, Gottfried, 1803-1879

    Subjects - Topics

    Architects--Austria
    Theater design--Austria--Vienna
    Theaters--Designs and construction
    Theaters--Designs and plans

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Architectural drawings (visual works)
    Design drawings
    Technical drawings