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Yearning for beauty : the Wiener Werkstätte and the Stoclet House /
edited by Peter Noever ...[et al.] ; with contributions by Valérie Dufour ... [et al.] ; as well as conversations with Marc Hotermans and Heimo Zobernig, and an essay by Eduard F. Sekler.
edition
1 Auflage.
imprint
Vienna : MAK ; Ostfildern-Ruit : Hatje Cantz, 2006.
description
[32], 452 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans, ports.
ISBN
3775717781, 9783775717786
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Vienna : MAK ; Ostfildern-Ruit : Hatje Cantz, 2006.
isbn
3775717781
9783775717786
general note
"Based on the publication "Der Preis der Schönheit: 100 Jahre Wiener Werkstätte".
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition ... February 17-May 28, 2006. A cooperation between the MAK Vienna and the Centre for Fine Arts Brussels (CFA)/Palais des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles (BOZAR)"
Accompanied by a facsim. reprint of the Wiener Werkstätte's 1905 "working program ([28] p. : ill) and a list of monograms and trademarks (1 folded sheet : ill.)
local note
ROM copy: Purchase from Carnegie Hill Books, New York, NY; Jan. 2007.
catalogue key
5886989
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 443-448) and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Presenting the history of the Wiener Werkstatte, this work is illustrated throughout with examples of Wiener Werkstatte objects, covering architecture, furniture, ceramics, glass, books, posters, postcards, carpets, jewellery, fashion, and print design.
Long Description
The Wiener Werkstatte, founded in Vienna in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, became theinternational trademark for art as well as arts-and-crafts in the twentieth century. The fascinating history of the Wiener Werkstatte 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 Werkstatte archives have been housed since 1955). Full-page illustrations feature outstanding examples of Wiener Werkstatte 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 this avant-garde association to establish an early "consumer culture," since the Werkstatte was one of the first organizations to develop a corporate identity that followed a product through every stage from concept and development to marketing. This exceptionally well designed and executed book features a deeply embossed monochromatic silver cover and matching edge pages, as well as a richly illustrated special section on Josef Hoffmann's Stoclet House.
Long Description
The Wiener Werkst tte, founded in Vienna in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, became theinternational trademark for art as well as arts-and-crafts in the twentieth century. The fascinating history of the Wiener Werkst tte 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 Werkst tte archives have been housed since 1955). Full-page illustrations feature outstanding examples of Wiener Werkst tte 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 this avant-garde association to establish an early "consumer culture," since the Werkst tte was one of the first organizations to develop a corporate identity that followed a product through every stage from concept and development to marketing. This exceptionally well designed and executed book features a deeply embossed monochromatic silver cover and matching edge pages, as well as a richly illustrated special section on Josef Hoffmann's Stoclet House.
Long Description
The Wiener Werkst'tte, founded in Vienna in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, became the international trademark for art as well as arts-and-crafts in the twentieth century. The fascinating history of the Wiener Werkst'tte 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 Werkst'tte archives have been housed since 1955). Full-page illustrations feature outstanding examples of Wiener Werkst'tte 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 this avant-garde association to establish an early "consumer culture," since the Werkst'tte was one of the first organizations to develop a corporate identity that followed a product through every stage from concept and development to marketing. This exceptionally well designed and executed book features a deeply embossed monochromatic silver cover and matching edge pages, as well as a richly illustrated special section on Josef Hoffmann's Stoclet House.
Main Description
Edited by Peter Noever, Etienne Davignon, Paul Dujardin and Anne Mommens. Essays by Val rie Dufour, Anette Freytag, Siegfried Mattl, Paulus Raine and Eduard F. Sekler, and conversations with Marc Hotermans and Heimo Zobernig.
Main Description
In the first decades of the 20th century the Wiener Werkstatte set themselves the objective of reconciling the fine and applied arts, of disseminating art throughout all aspects of life, and of taking the same pains with the simplest objects of everyday life. The leading lights, Josef Hoffmann and Kolo Moser, inspired and led a group of artists that distinguished itself in every creative domain and it soon became the trademark place for art as well as arts and crafts in the 20th c.. The fascinating history of the Wiener Werkstatte 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. Many full-page illustrations feature outstanding examples of the objects, covering architecture, furniture, ceramics, glass, books, posters, postcards, carpets, jewellery, fashion, and print design.

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