Wagner was the founding member of Vienna Secession, a group of artists that formed at the end of the 19th century. The group rebelled against the formality and ostentation of older styles. According to “Modern Architecture,” a book written by Wagner, building design should be functional. Wagner's architecture was a cross between traditional styles and Art Nouveau (Jugendstil in Austria) influences. Despite the flat, rectilinear shape, the Majolica House is still considered Art Nouveau.
Today, the first floor of Majolica House is occupied by shops, while the floors above are divided into apartments.
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