- Hatje Cantz
- Classical Modern Art
Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte
A Catalogue Raisonné:
Selections fromThe Leonard A. Lauder Collection
Edited by Elisabeth Schmuttermeier, Christian Witt-Dörring, Neue Galerie New York, texts by Detlef Hilmer, Leonard A. Lauder, Elisabeth Schmuttermeier, Janis Staggs, Christian Witt-Doerring
2010. 336 pp., 1115 color ills.
24.30 x 29.10 cm
out of print
| Artists’ postcards in an unsurpassable variety and quality
| Complete catalogue of postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte
The Wiener Werkstätte, or Vienna Workshops, were founded in 1903 by architect Josef Hoffmann and artist Koloman Moser. Beginning in 1907, the Wiener Werkstätte began publishing a numbered series of postcards, which would ultimately exceed one thousand. There were numerous cards designed to celebrate holidays, such as Easter, Christmas, or New Year’s. When the fashion department was founded in 1910, costume and accessories became another popular subject depicted in the postcards, along with illustrations of places in Vienna and elsewhere in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Europe. All of the major designers who worked for the workshops contributed in this medium, among them Josef Hoffmann, Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele, and Dagobert Peche. Other noteworthy artists were Moriz Jung, Rudolf Kalvach, Mela Koehler, or Maria Likarz. This volume is the first fully illustrated catalogue raisonné on Wiener Werkstätte postcards to be published in English.
Exhibition schedule: Neue Galerie, New York, November 7, 2010–January 17, 2011