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Otto Prutscher: Austrian Architect and Designer

Born this week in 1880 in Vienna, Austria. A designer who embraced the idea of the “Gesamtkunstwerk” – or a total work of art. These are some of my favorite pieces: 36 more words



Koloman Moser, Ver Sacrum,

Josef-Maria Olbrich, Hochzeitstürm, Künstlerkolonie, Darmstadt, 1901

Egon Schiele, Self Portrait with Hand on Chest, 1917.

Peter Berhrens,

Josef-Maria Olbrich, Wiener Secession, 1897, Vienna. 19 more words

20th Century


Oh, birds. I love to see them, listen to them and draw them. Birds can be real or symbolic.

A bird can be conveyed in a single line, as in this French fabric from 1886. 161 more words

Artisan | Industrial

During the Industrial Revolution (1760 – 1840s), engineers found ways to convert water power to steam power. This enabled them to rise temperatures to higher degrees for casting metal and use bio-fuels such as coal. 347 more words