Hasenauer, Carl Freiherr von#
b. Vienna, July 20, 1833, d. Vienna, Jan. 4, 1894, architect. Main representative of late historicism in Vienna during the Ringstrassen period, nicknamed "Makart, the architect". The most significant student of A. Sicard von Sicardsburg and E. van der Nuell, chief architect of the 1873 World Exhibition in Vienna. With G. Semper designed the twin Museums of Natural History and Kunsthistorisches Museum, the new Hofburg and the Burgtheater. After a rift with his partner he supervised the construction of imperial buildings alone. Very gifted in decorative design. Relinquished the priority of architecture in an attempt to produce a picturesque and colourful total work of art by fusing together various art genres.
Other works: Vienna: Hermesvilla in the Lainzer Tiergarten park, 1882-1885; Palais Luetzow, from 1870; monuments: Tegetthoff, 1886; Maria Theresia, 1888; Grillparzer, 1889.
Literature#U. Planner-Steiner and K. Eggert, F. Schmidt, G. Semper, C. v. H. (Die Wr. Ringstrasse VIII, 2), 1978.