(b. 1782, Wien, d. 1860, Wien)

Interior view

Synagogue, Vienna

Whether it was the synagogue in the Seitenstettengasse, or the music room and ballroom in the palace of Duke Albrecht von Sachsen-Teschen - remodeled for Archduke Karl and today the Study Hall of the Albertina - Kornhäusel invariably showed a playful treatment of monumental columns and pilasters, coffered ceilings, barrel vaults, calottes, fitted galleries as well as a skilful use of light - elements which seem to go against the grain of his understated façades. It is Kornhäusel's interiors that, above all, challenge the faceless façades of the first decades of the 19th century.

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