Vienna 1900 Birth of Modernism : The Leopold Museum's collection
A vivid, luxurious evocation of one of the most fertile periods in European art history
The book highlights the splendour and wealth of artistic achievements of an era shaped by the emergence of the Secessionists, the collapse of the Habsburg Monarchy and the deaths of eminent artists of Viennese Modernism.
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 Werkstätte 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.
A comprehensive appendix of illustrations shows the highlights of the Leopold Collection presented in the exhibition as well as important external loans.
- Hardcover: 560 pages | 1300 illustrations
- Date published: December 2019
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-3960985976
- Product Dimensions: 28.9 x 24.1 cm