An apartment building in Vienna, the Majolikahaus designed by Otto Wagner in the turn of the 20th century emanates some of the most classic details of the Art Nouveau style. In Vienna this was referred to as the Secession style, with the same connotations of Art Nouveau but in a more specific context of their country. An entire facade built of small ceramic tiles, also known as majolica, flow into floral shapes as the extend higher up the wall. Other materials used in the exterior finishing include iron and wooden frames for the windows, in a perimeter block and infill building type. Wagner established himself in Vienna as a man of beautiful detail, especially in the cases of the Stadbahn, and the bridges and locks along the Dunabe Canal. In a political struggle, Wagner surprised the Vienna community when he left the Kunsterhaus to join the Secessionists.
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