Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte A Catalogue Raisonné:Selections fromThe Leonard A. Lauder Collection

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Edited by: Neue Galerie New York, Elisabeth Schmuttermeier, Christian Witt-Dörring Texts by: Christian Witt-Doerring, Elisabeth Schmuttermeier, Detlef Hilmer, Leonard A. Lauder, Janis Staggs English November 2010, 336 Pages, 1115 Ills. Clothbound 291mm x 243mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2751-8

The Wiener Werkstätte, or Vienna Workshops, were founded in 1903 by architect Josef Hoffmann and artist Koloman Moser. Beginning in 1907, the Wiener Werkstätte began publishing a numbered series of postcards, which would ultimately exceed one thousand. There were numerous cards designed to celebrate holidays, such as Easter, Christmas, or New Year’s. When the fashion department was founded in 1910, costume and accessories became another popular subject depicted in the postcards, along with illustrations of places in Vienna and elsewhere in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Europe. All of the major designers who worked for the workshops contributed in this medium, among them Josef Hoffmann, Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele, and Dagobert Peche. Other noteworthy artists were Moriz Jung, Rudolf Kalvach, Mela Koehler, or Maria Likarz. This volume is the first fully illustrated catalogue raisonné on Wiener Werkstätte postcards to be published in English.


Exhibition schedule: Neue Galerie, New York, November 7, 2010–January 17, 2011