Die Wiener Werkstätte, 1903-1928 : modernes Kunstgewerbe und sein Weg
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"72 unnumbered pages with illustrations throughout printed in full-colour, black and white, silver and gold. Original orange and black moulded sculptural relief paper-maché boards designed by Vally Wieselthier und Gudrun Baudisch, housed in the original orange and black box. Exceptional copy of this landmark in 20th century book design. The rare and thought-after commemorative publication of the 'Wiener Werkstätte' in the beautiful relief-binding designed by Vally Wieselthier and Gudrun Baudisch and with the always missing original paper box in orange and black. The so-called 'Kachelband' is an artistic novelty, text and layout is pure Wiener Werkstätte. Inspired by Josef Hoffmann and realised by Mathilde Flögl, this book is a luxury publication, where each page is typographically new designed, in different colours gold, silver, red and black. The illustrations give a review of the works of the Wiener Werkstätte showing works by Josef Hoffmann, Gustav Klimt, Franz Cizek, Dagobert Peche, Mathilde Flögl, Julius Zimpel, Kitty Rex, Koloman Moser, Franz von Zülow a.a. Produced by the Wiener Werkstätte to celebrate their 25th anniversary. This book can be seen as the final 'Gesamtkunstwerk' by the Wiener Werkstätte. "What is new about this album...is that every single page has been composed in accordance with specific artistic conceptions, and that colours - black, red, gold and silver - have been used in order to enliven these pages. As part of this, reproductions, text and all white and coloured surfaces have been treated as elements of entirely equar visual value and have been harmoniously combined" (Wiener Zeitung 17. Januar 1929)." -- vendor's description
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