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Viennese Design and the Wiener Werkstaette

Viennese Design and the Wiener Werkstaette

By Jane Kallir

At the turn of the twentieth century, Vienna emerged as a great cultural center that stood at the forefront of developments in music, psychology, and the natural sciences. Equally influential, and still tremendously popular today, are the designs of the Wiener Werkstatte, or Vienna Workshop, a group that was at the heart of the city's cultural scene and whose collaborators included such luminaries as the architect Josef Hoffman, the designer Koloman Moser, and the painters Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, and Egon Schiele. This guide to the arts and crafts of fin-de-siecle Vienna is an excellent introduction to their work in all media - from architecture, furniture, ceramics, and glass, to silver, fashion, and textiles, bookbinding, toys, painting, and the graphic arts - as well as a survey of the cultural development of this pivotal period.

152 pages
55 color illustrations
195 black and white illustrations
Braziller, George Inc.
ISBN 9780807611531

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