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Wiener Werkstatte, 1903-1932 : The Luxury of Beauty - Witt-Dorring / Staggs

Wiener Werkstatte, 1903-1932

The Luxury of Beauty

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2017
ISBN: 9783791357164
Number Of Pages: 400

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This book includes examples of the Wiener Werkstatte's iconic aesthetic and covers all of the significant artists who were part of the collective.

The Wiener Werkstatte, founded by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Fritz Waerndorfer, was an artists' and craftsmen's collective that existed in Vienna from 1903 until 1932. The artists' goal was to bring high-quality design and craft into all areas of life and to elevate everyday objects into pieces of art. During that time, the collective produced items in a variety of media including ceramics, furniture, glass, jewelry, metalwork, and textiles.

The Wiener Werkstatte style influenced generations of architects from Bauhaus to Art Deco. This book features the work of well-known Wiener Werkstatte members such as Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Dagobert Peche along with lesser known designers such as Gudrun Baudisch, Carl Otto Czeschka, and Ugo Zovetti. It also includes in-depth essays that explore the Wiener Werkstatte's long history and legacy.

About the Author

Christian Witt-Dorring is a distinguished scholar in the field of Decorative Arts, who specialises in 19th and 20th century furniture and interior design history, and the Neue Galerie Curator of Decorative Arts. He is author of numerous books, including Josef Hoffmann Interiors: 1902–1913 (Prestel).

Janis Staggs is Director of Curatorial and Manager of Publications at the Neue Galerie New York and author of Wiener Werkstatte Jewelry.

ISBN: 9783791357164
ISBN-10: 3791357166
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st December 2017
Publisher: PRESTEL
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 28.5 x 23.5  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 3.67

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