Coverbild Yearning for Beauty
Yearning for Beauty
The Wiener Werkstätte and the Stoclet House
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Contributions: Heimo Zobernig, Marc Hotermans
Edited by: MAK Wien, Etienne Davignon, Paul Dujardin, Anne Mommens, Centre for Fine Arts Brussels, Prof. Peter Noever
Texts by: Siegfried Mattl, Paulus Rainer, Valérie Dufour, Anette Freytag, Eduard F. Sekler
March 2006 , 452 Pages , 0 Ills.
hardcover, with embossed plastic cover
327mm x 248mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1778-6
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A splendid volume commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Wiener Werkstätte - elaborately designed from cover to cover. The book presents all aspects of the art of design as embodied by the products of this "brand name" founded by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser. - Stuttgart Scientific Book Award - Best Designed Prize
The Wiener Werkstätte, founded in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, became the trademark for art as well as arts and crafts in the twentieth century. The fascinating history of the Wiener Werkstätte is told in this beautifully designed volume, which features historic photographs (some of them published for the first time here), documents, and original texts selected by experts from the MAK (where the Wiener Werkstätte archives have been kept since 1955). Many full-page illustrations feature outstanding examples of Wiener Werkstätte objects, covering architecture, furniture, ceramics, glass, books, posters, postcards, carpets, jewelry, fashion, and print design. The book also focuses on the innovative "total concept" used by the avant-garde Wiener Werkstätte to establish an early "consumer culture," since the Werkstätte was one of the first organizations to develop a corporate identity that followed a product throughout every stage, from concept and development to marketing. With a richly illustrated special section on Josef Hoffmann's Stoclet House. (German edition ISBN 3-7757-1410-3) With a 28-page facsimile of the 1905 program of the Wiener Werkstätte. Exhibition schedule: Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, February 17-May 28, 2006
»Inside these deeply embossed, silvery covers is one of the most thorough and beautiful books ever produced about the Wiener Werkstätte...«
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