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BOOK COVERS OF THE WIENER WERKSTÄTTE

08 Mar - 18 Jun 2017 / MAK Works on Paper Room, AT

BOOK COVERS OF THE WIENER WERKSTÄTTE

Ensuing from the English Arts & Crafts Movement, Viennese artists also advocated the redesign of book covers around 1900. Great strides were made in this area by the Wiener Werkstätte (1903–1932) under the designers Koloman Moser (1868–1918) and Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956). The artists’ endeavors were supported by Carl (Karl) Beitel (1866–1917), who was known in Vienna to be a superb bookbinder and who, as a master, oversaw the Wiener Werkstätte’s bookbinding atelier from May 1904.

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