Vienna 1900: Birth of Modernism (Hardcover)
A vivid, luxurious evocation of one of the most fertile periods in European art history
This superb volume highlights the artistic achievements of an era shaped by the emergence of the Secessionists and the collapse of the Habsburg monarchy. Vienna 1900 aims to convey a sense of the character of this time and of the vibrant atmosphere in the fabled metropolis.Beautifully illustrated chapters cover the great variety of artistic activity in turn-of-the-century Vienna, while sections on the fine arts examine Kokoschka, Moser, Klimt and Schiele, as well as the development of landscape painting and sculpture in Vienna as they followed the models of Rodin and Courbet. Further sections on design illustrate the history of the School of Arts and Design, the Wiener Werkst tte and how figures such as Josef Hoffmann, Moser and others mastered arts as various as ceramics, glass, jewelry, textiles, fashion, furniture and book design, striving toward the total artwork. Finally, sections on architecture highlight the work of Josef Hoffmann, Joseph Maria Olbrich and Adolf Loos.