Yearning for Beauty : The Wiener Werkstätte and the Stoclet House
  • exhibition catalogue
  • cloth boards without dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • other special feature[s]
  • black-and-white & color
  • 24.8 x 32.7 cm.
  • 452 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9783775717786

Yearning for Beauty : The Wiener Werkstätte and the Stoclet House

Peter Noever, Etienne Davignon, Paul Dujardin, Anne Mommens, Valerie Dufour, Anette Freytag, Siegfried Mattl, Paulus Raine, Eduard F. Sekler, Marc Hotermans, Heimo Zobernig

Yearning for Beauty : The Wiener Werkstätte and the Stoclet House


"The Wiener Werkstätte, founded in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, became the trademark for art as well as arts and crafts in the twentieth century. The fascinating history of the Wiener Werkstätte 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 Werkstätte archives have been kept since 1955). Many full-page illustrations feature outstanding examples of Wiener Werkstätte 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 the avant-garde Wiener Werkstätte to establish an early "consumer culture," since the Werkstätte was one of the first organizations to develop a corporate identity that followed a product throughout every stage, from concept and development to marketing. With a richly illustrated special section on Josef Hoffmann's Stoclet House. (German edition ISBN 3-7757-1410-3) With a 28-page facsimile of the 1905 program of the Wiener Werkstätte. Exhibition schedule: Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, February 17-May 28, 2006." -- Publisher's statement. Contributions by Heimo Zobernig, Marc Hotermans, ed. MAK Wien, Etienne Davignon, Paul Dujardin, Anne Mommens, Peter Noever, Siegfried Mattl, Paulus Rainer, Valérie Dufour, Anette Freytag, and Eduard F. Sekler. Text in English. Front cover overlaid with vacuum-formed plastic.

Berlin, Germany: Hatje Cantz,
Condition:  New. In publisher's shrink wrap. Due to very large size and weight of this publication additional shipping charges may be required.
[Object # 24334]