Masterworks of Architectural Drawing from the Albertina Museum

Till 25. February 2018

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Be they Baroque vedutas, magnificent Renaissance buildings, or architectural ensembles like Vienna’s Ringstrasse: since time immemorial, it has been architectural drawings that artists have used both to document the urban and rural past and to envision the future.

The presentation Masterworks of Architectural Drawing provides new insights into this fascinating genre: a selection of around 120 highlights from the ALBERTINA Museum’s important collection of architecture-related works covers a period running from the Late Gothic and the Renaissance to the Baroque and Classicism, to Historicism and Art Nouveau, and continuing all the way to the architecture of the present day. World-famous drawings by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Theophil von Hansen, Adolf Loos, Frank Lloyd Wright, Clemens Holzmeister or Hans Hollein and many others reveal the essence and unique qualities of architectural sketches while also showing painters’ compositional takes on and naturalistic perceptions of buildings, architectural ensembles, and cities.

Joseph Maria Olbrich | Imperial court pavilion at the Vienna Metropolitan Railway station in Vienna-Hietzing, orthogonal view, 1898 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna
Joseph Maria Olbrich | Imperial court pavilion at the Vienna Metropolitan Railway station in Vienna-Hietzing, orthogonal view, 1898 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna
Image Gallery – 16 Images
Francesco Borromini | Rome, Oratorio dei Filippini façade, 1600 |  The Albertina Museum, Vienna
Francesco Borromini | Rome, Oratorio dei Filippini façade, 1600 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna
Exhibition view | Photo © Mario Kiesenhofer
Exhibition view | Photo © Mario Kiesenhofer
Exhibition view | Photo © Mario Kiesenhofer
Exhibition view | Photo © Mario Kiesenhofer
Einblick in die Ausstellungshalle | Foto © Mario Kiesenhofer
Exhibition view | Photo © Mario Kiesenhofer

 

  • Jahrespartner Bank Austria UniCredit
  • Partner BMW

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Publication | Masterworks of Architectural Drawings from the ALBERTINA Museum

Masterworks of Architectural Drawings from the ALBERTINA Museum

World-famous drawings by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Theophil von Hansen, Adolf Loos, Frank Lloyd Wright, Clemens Holzmeister or Hans Hollein and many others reveal the essence and unique qualities of architectural sketches while also showing painters’ compositional takes on and naturalistic perceptions of buildings, architectural ensembles, and cities.

Ed. by Christian Benedik
2017
328 Pages
25 x 29 cm | Hardcover
German EUR 29,90
English EUR 29,90

 

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Part II of the exhibition
on view from 22 June 2018

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