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Josef Hoffmann: 1870-1956: Progress Through Beauty

Josef Hoffmann: 1870-1956: Progress Through Beauty

By Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Christian Witt-Dörring, Rainald Franz, and Matthias Boeckl

This book is the first comprehensive document to the complete works of Josef Hoffmann. As a student of Otto Wagner, a founding member of the Vienna Secession art movement (1897), a professor at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts (Kunstgewerbeschule) (1899-1936), and co-founder of the Wiener Werkstätte cooperative (1903), the Deutscher Werkbund association (1907) and the Österreichischer Werkbund (1912), Hoffmann helped to cultivate a new model of architectural and product design characterized by advanced craftsmanship and artistic ambition.

The book, which features more than 40 illustrated essays by well-known experts on Hofmann's most significant buildings, interiors, exhibitions, and craft and product design, covers all facets of his extensive oeuvre. Richly illustrated, it includes a detailed biography and a comprehensive documentation section, making this a new standard reference work.

Hardcover
448 pages
Birkhauser, 2021
9.37 x 1.73 x 12.44 inches
ISBN 9783035622966
Interior Design, Architecture, Wiener Werkstätte

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