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INVENTORY OF THE DEKORATIONSDEPOT FÜR DIE k.k. HOFTHEATER, BY GOTTFRIED SEMPER AND CARL VON HASENAUER, 1873-1877
940054  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical / Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dekorationsdepot für die k.k. Hoftheater
    Date (inclusive): 1873-1877
    Collection number: 940054
    Creator: Semper, Gottfried, 1803-1879
    Creator: Hasenauer, Carl, Freiherr von, 1833-1894
    Extent: 27 drawings
    Repository: Getty Research Institute
    Research Library
    Special Collections and Visual Resources
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California 90049-1688
    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.

    Administrative Information

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    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 1994.

    Processing History

    Processed by J. Gibbs.

    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.

    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

    Semper, Gottfried, 1803-1879
    Hasenauer, Carl, Freiherr von, 1833-1894

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

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Architectural drawings
    Design drawings
    Technical drawings

    Contributors

    Semper, Gottfried, 1803-1879
    Hasenauer, Carl, Freiherr von, 1833-1894