Photo album: November 2011
Calender 2012 with pictures of the Art Nouveau (Jugendstil, Secession) in Timişoara / Temeswar
The building lies on the 3 August 1919 Bvd., among several other architectural gems. In the year 1900 this boulevard bore the name of "Andrássy út", and the construction parcels, which have just appeared opposite to the park, on the grounds of the former "Holzstadtl" (storage place for the wood rafted down the Bega river) were now being targeted by the wealthy local bourgeoisie for grand-scaled real estate businesses. Anheuer Palais is one of the first appearances of the "style 1900" in Timişoara: the construction site opened on June 18th , 1900, and closed on April 4th, 1901 (according to architect Mihai Opriş, who studied Timişoara's urban development in extenso). The allegorical women depicted on the second floor, with (once) golden lyras on their heads, are noteworthy. The position of these eye-catching features on the uppermost floor is rather unusual for an Art Nouveau palace, since it was the first floor the one which received the most decorative loading; the first floor was treated as "étage noble", and the house owners had higher rents in mind for this floor. Such feminine representations, surrounded by leafy wreaths and flowers, where quite often in the first stage of the Secession, till about 1905-1907. On the other side, on the first floor one notices the decoration with vertical stripes, a feature of the Viennese Secession. The outlook of the Anheuer Palais was top modern for its time, when the neo-Baroque dominated the city landscape. We can see the neo-Baroque right next door, at the Heymann Palais (no. 7), built the same time; Mihai Opriş concluded that this building looks "anachronistic" when compared to the Anheuer Palais. We couldn't find precise information about who the architect of the Anheuer Palais was, but we guess that it was Eugen Klein, since this architect was mentioned by mayor Geml as having outstanding merits in this part of the city.
In the autumn of 2011 we realised a calendar aimed at presenting the astonishing heritage of Timisoara to the world. Our pictures show special buildings and monuments from special angles – we want to open new perspectives to the history of Timisoara. On the page of each month we have a large picture of a detail of the Art Nouveau architecture of Timisoara; this architecture is also known as Jugendstil or Secession (the last name is very popular in our town) or, plainly, "style 1900", and makes up an important part of our city tours of Timisoara. On the back side of each month's page there's more information about the depicted monument – now you can read that info here in this photo album.
The calender were aimed to be gifts to our friends, customers and guests. In the meantime we have already started working for the calendar 2013!
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