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Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte: A Catalogue Raisonné

Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte: A Catalogue Raisonné
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Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte: A Catalogue Raisonné

Edited by Elisabeth Schmuttermeier and Christian Witt-Dörring

The Wiener Werkstätte or Vienna Workshops was founded in 1903 by architect Josef Hoffmann and artist Koloman Moser. In 1907, the Wiener Werkstätte began publishing a numbered series of postcards, which would ultimately include nearly 1,000 cards. Many of them were designed to celebrate holidays, such as Christmas and Easter. Fashion, both contemporary and historical, became another popular subject, along with humorous topics and favorite tourist spots of the period.

All of the major designers who worked for the firm were contributors in this medium including Josef Hoffmann, Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele, and Dagobert Peche. Other noteworthy artists who were active in this area whose names may be less familiar include Moriz Jung, Rudolf Kalvach, Mela Koehler, and Maria Likarz, among others.

This catalog raisonné accompanies the first major museum exhibition ever held in the United States devoted exclusively to the postcards produced by the Wiener Werkstätte. The work in the exhibition is drawn exclusively from The Leonard A. Lauder Collection and coincides with the gift of nearly 1,000 of the cards to the Neue Galerie. A selection of these cards will be on view on a regular basis as part of the museum's permanent collection.

Hardcover
336 pages
ISBN 9783775727518

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