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Title:
Wiener Werkstätte, design in Vienna 1903-1932 : Architecture, furniture, commercial art ...
Author:
Brandstätter, Christian.
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Uniform Title:
Design der Wiener Werkstätte, 1903-1932. English
Publication Information:
New York : Harry N. Abrams, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
399 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
General Note:
"Translated from the German 'Design der Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932' by David H. Wilson"--Colophon.
Language:
English
Contents:
History and collaborators -- Exhibitions -- Architecture, interiors and furniture -- Graphic design -- Glass, ceramics and metal -- Fashion -- Appendices.
Corporate Subject:
ISBN:
9780810948037
Format :
Book

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Packed with illustrations and fascinating historical details, this first-ever guide to the famous movement of Vienna craftsman reveals the inner workings of this explosion of creativity that produced unique architecture, furniture, tableware, metalwork, ceramics, books, posters, carpets, jewelry, an"


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Library Journal Review

If one picture is worth a thousand words, then this book offers a fortune in information-it is an extravagantly illustrated tour of the artists' cooperative in early 20th-century Vienna known as the Wiener Werkstatte. Influenced by Arts and Crafts Movement designers like Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow, it was an artistic reaction against cheaply made, mass-produced household goods in favor of handmade, high-quality objects (which included everything from architecture and bookbinding to mural painting and haute couture-what the artists called Gesamtkunstwerk). The cooperative involved more than 100 artists, architects, and designers, including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Koloman Moser, and Josef Hoffmann, and was in many ways the creative link between Viennese Secessionism and the later Bauhaus. While this book might be dismissed as primarily a picture book, enough information is included in the introduction and captions to more than adequately convey the group's premise. Written and compiled by the Vienna-based Brandstatter (Klimt and Fashion), this compact-sized book is highly recommended for all art and design libraries.-Margarete Gross, Chicago P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.