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A Historic Face-Off in Vienna

Just finishing up my first day of research in Vienna, kicking off my eight-week summer trip, I was struck by how you can read history into the cityscape of Vienna on nearly every corner. A good example is this old-fashioned showdown between the Old Regime concept of divine monarchy and the utilitarian view of the modern world — as seen in two diametrically opposed buildings (the Habsburg emperor’s palace and a building, now a bank, by the very-modern-in-his-day architect Adolf Loos). They were both built in the same generation around 1900. And by 1918 — the Old Regime was read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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