josef maria olbrich

Josef Maria Olbrich, Vienna Sucession Building, 1897-98

ABOUT THE IMAGE: Designed as a temple to art, this building was constructed during the time of the Vienna Sucession. The Vienna Sucession was a time in art where people began to take things back to when we were creating with our hands. This was the time of craftsmanship, the time of when every aspect of a work was made by the hand. The Sucession Building in particular shows a return to nature in design and motifs. 

FUN FACT: This building is sometimes referred to as the Golden Cabbage.

SONG: Grandma’s Hands (Bill Withers)