A New Approach to Stage Design
By Cynthia Barnes
«...The young Urban soaked up the influences of great artists such as Richard Wagner, Adolf Loos, and Gustav Klimt amid the splendors of the new Ringstrasse. He was particularly impressed by Wagner's philosophy of gesamtkunstwerk, an attempt to combine all the elements of theater--costumes, lighting, stage movement, settings into one artistic effect. »
O arquiteto Joseph Urban, c. de 1900.