Lower Austria—The Architectural Landscape, 1848 to 1918

A handy guidebook to significant historic architecture in Lower Austria a popular tourist destination around Vienna.


Title Information

Edited by ORTE Architekturnetzwerk Niederösterreich and Kunstbank Ferrum—Kulturwerkstätte. With texts by Theresia Hauenfels, Iris Meder, and Andrea Nussbaum. Photographs by Andreas Buchberger

1st edition

, 2017

Text English and German


264 pages, 216 color illustrations

11.5 x 19 cm

ISBN 978-3-03860-048-0


Lower Austria is a tourist destination beloved for its beautiful landscapes and proximity to the capital, Vienna. A new architecture guidebook, Lower Austria—The Architectural Landscape, 1848 to 1918 features a selection of significant buildings from that period. Arranged by type, entries include historic and contemporary photographs, brief descriptions, architectural plans, and other information. The seven decades between the Austrian Revolution of 1848 and the end of World War I in 1918 marked several periods of significant societal and political change in Austrian society that also had a major impact on architecture. Detailed essays describe the commissioning of projects—often by famous architects of the time—as they related to such topics as the abolishment of manorialism, the onset of industrialization and the construction of the railways, and the fashion of escaping the crowded metropolis for a summer house in the countryside.

Authors & Editors

Theresia Hauenfels

 is a writer and curator, working in the fields of architecture, visual art, and Austrian identity.

Iris Meder

 is a scholar of history of architecture and a curator with a special focus on central-European modernism.

Andrea Nussbaum

 graduated in communication studies and lives and works as a freelance writer in Vienna.

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Art nouveau terrace houses, Brunn am Gebirge, Sepp Hubatsch © Andreas Buchberger

Townhouse, Hollabrunn, Hugo Wanderley © Andreas Buchberger

Stöhr House, St. Pölten, Joseph Maria Olbrich © Andreas Buchberger

Hotel Herzoghof, Baden by Wilhelm Luksch © Andreas Buchberger

Rohrbach cotton mill, Rohrbach am Steinfelde © Andreas Buchberger

Elementary school, Berndorf, by Max Hegele and Hans Peschl © Andreas Buchberger

Sacré Coeur, Pressbaum, Richard Jordan © Andreas Buchberger

St. Elisabeth Chapel, Puchberg am Schneeberg, Rudolf Goebel © Andreas Buchberger

Summer residence Baden, Franz von Neumann © Andreas Buchberger

City palace Landau, Semmering, Joseph Urban © Andreas Buchberger


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