• Motif for Guatemala

    Otto Wagner often used a laurel wreath as a motif, symbolizing the Vienna Secession. The wreath motif repeats in various forms in his work. However, the Vienna Secession no longer exits and its symbols are inappropriate to the site. For Guatemala, the Wagnerschule style takes on a motif based on the national bird, the Resplendent Quetzal. Kent Bloomer, instructor / Leon Krier with George Knight, critics. Spring 2013.