Around 1900, the Viennese art scene was a hive of creative activity, and at its centre was one of the most versatile artists of the age: Koloman Moser (1868-1918). He spent his childhood haunting the workshops of the school where his father worked, and the techniques that he mastered there were to give him the perfect basis for the arts and crafts movement that he helped to found and foster. Having trained at the Kunstgewerbeschule, where he was later to become a teacher, he broke away from the Establishment and in 1897 co-founded the Vienna Secession, whose first President was Gustav Klimt. Moser had begun his career with fashion drawings and book illustrations, but soon he was working in ceramics, furniture, jewelry, fabrics and all aspects of interior design. In 1903, together with his friend and colleague Josef Hoffmann, he founded the Wiener Werkstatte, whose workshops were to set trends that spread far beyond the boundaries of Vienna. As a teacher, artist and craftsman, Moser had an immense influence on the tastes of his time, and his talents ranged from stained glass to the design of stage sets and postage stamps. He devoted the last years of his life to painting, and in recent times his reputation in this field too has steadily grown. Maria Rennhofer's book provides a comprehensive account not only of Moser's life and work, but also of the flourishing artistic environment which he did so much to create and shape.
Maria Rennhofer is a distinguished art historian and the biographer of Gustav Klimt.From Booklist:
This beautifully illustrated book is the first monographic treatment in English of an Austrian artist/designer who was a key figure in the Wiener Werkstatte (Vienna Craft Studio), a workshop that produced furniture and decorative objects from artist-made designs. Founded in 1903, the Wiener Werkstatte remained in operation until 1932.
Koloman Moser (1868-1918) and Josef Hoffman, the architect, cofounded the Wiener Werkstatte as a place where artists and craftsmen could collaborate creatively. At the Wiener Werkstatte and later, Moser produced masses of designs for decorative objects, which usually featured long-tressed ladies in trailing gowns. Victor Cassidy
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Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110500093067
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0500093067 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1173504
Descrizione libro United Kingdom: Thames & Hudson, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. 9.75" x 12.75" with 247 pages. Fully illustrated with color, b/w photos and drawings of Koloman Moser's complete works. This book is still in it's original shrink wrap and has never been opened. Will require extra shipping. Shipping costs depending on weight and location shall need to be verified prior to final price. Thank you. Codice libro della libreria A0027