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Josef Hoffmann: Interiors 1902-1913
     

Josef Hoffmann: Interiors 1902-1913

by Christian Witt-Doerring (Editor)
 
This companion catalog to a new exhibition examines Josef Hoffmann's early career, from his student days in Vienna to his worldwide influence on twentieth-century decorative arts.

Illustrated with color photographs of Hoffmann's masterpieces-on their own and as parts of interiors-this monograph focuses on significant aspects of Hoffmann's career: his early years as

Overview

This companion catalog to a new exhibition examines Josef Hoffmann's early career, from his student days in Vienna to his worldwide influence on twentieth-century decorative arts.

Illustrated with color photographs of Hoffmann's masterpieces-on their own and as parts of interiors-this monograph focuses on significant aspects of Hoffmann's career: his early years as a member of the Secessionist Movement and founder of the Vienna Workshops, his role in the intellectual rebellion that took place in Austria; and his progression toward a Modernist ethic. It takes readers through four dazzling interiors designed by Hoffmann and furnished with his signature pieces, including furniture, wall and floor coverings, textiles, lighting, ceramics, glassware and metalwork. The overall effect of these rooms is to be transported to a world in which form marries function, and simplicity and refinement reign supreme.

Christian Witt-Dörring is a curator at the Neue Galerie in New York City, specializing in the history of nineteenth and twentieth century furniture and interiors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791337104
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.20(d)

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