Издательство: Hatje Cantz
Год издания: 2003 г.
Объем: 400 стр.
Тип переплета: твердый, суперобложка
Формат издания: 240х290 мм.
Состояние книги: новая
Наличие: под заказ
The history of modern design is not only older but much more multifaceted than commonly assumed. This thesis is elegantly borne out through an exploration of the work and influence of the Vienna avant-garde of the Biedermeier period, an era that brought forth shapes and forms which have lost none of their appeal, even today. If the towering objects that appear together on the cover of this book give the effect of a futuristic city, they thereby prove that their design stands the test of time, resoundingly relevant to our current design view thanks to its creative innovation. In fin-de-siAcle Vienna, the designs of Josef Hoffman and Koloman Moser for the Wiener Werkstatte were informed by the intellectual content of that time. Since then, many of their ideas and the ideas of the Vienna avant-garde found their way into mass production; in this way have they trickled down into today’s design vocabulary, primarily via the Bauhaus and de Stijl movements. Viennese Silver: An Adventure in Time 1800-1900 compares 180 carefully selected Viennese silver objects from the classicist to the Wiener Werkstatte periods with 20th-century architectural and design objects, exploring the question of Vienna’s contribution to the development of modern design.
This groundbreaking exhibition presents objects that, through their refined functionalism and abstracted geometric form, anticipated the breakthroughs of Modernism. On display are more than 180 extraordinary objects of daily use. Comparing early nineteenth-century works with examples of twentieth-century design, it offers a fascinating look at Vienna’s contribution to the development of modern decorative arts. The exhibition begins with pieces commissioned by Hapsburg royalty and proceeds to trace the development of the Biedermeier and Wiener Werkstätte traditions. It concludes with objects by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, who brought Viennese silvermaking to new aesthetic heights. Viennese Silver is on view from October 17, 2003, to February 16, 2004. It has been organized in cooperation with the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, where it will open in November 2004
Каталог выставки, посвященной истории венского серебра периода 1780 – 1918 гг. В книге представлены концептуальные серебряные изделия в стиле классицизм, бидремайер и модерн, в том числе, авторства таких выдающихся мастеров, как Коломан Мозер и Йозеф Xофман.