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Urban, Joseph Maria

Joseph Maria Urban (ûr´bən), 1872–1933, American architect and scene designer, b. Vienna. He won distinction with his architectural work, including the bridge across the Neva at St. Petersburg, and with his decorative work at the Paris exposition, 1900. At the St. Louis exposition, 1904, he decorated the Austrian building. He emigrated to the United States in 1911 and was naturalized in 1917. He was active as scene designer for the Metropolitan Opera and for the Ziegfeld Follies. Urban was art consultant for the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition, held in 1933–34.

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Urban, Joseph

Urban, Joseph (1872–1933). Austrian architect, he studied in Vienna under Hasenauer, settling in the USA in 1911. His best-known building is the New School for Social Research, NYC (1929–30), but became primarily a designer of interiors and theatres (about which he published a book in 1929).

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Architecture lxix (1934), 250–6, 275–90;
Carter et al. (1992)
Kristan (2000)
Jane Turner (1929)
Urban (1929, 1985)

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