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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Gorgeous New Book - Postcards of the Wiener Werkstatte

Between its foundation in 1903 and closure in 1932 the artists and designers associated with the Wiener Werksatte (Vienna Workshop) produced a hugely diverse body of breathtakingly 'modern' design. See below for a small selection:



The workshop's output in the fields of furniture, interiors, objects, jewellery, ceramics and textiles have been very well documented in recent years. The Graphic Arts have been somewhat neglected but that has now been rectified with the publishing of a new, hardback book that documents every postcard produced by the Wiener Werkstatte in an amazing explosion of creativity between 1907 and 1912. In only five years, over 800 different designs were produced and were of such quality and modernity that even after the passing of 100 years they still look incredibly fresh.



With an RRP of £55 it's quite expensive but if you have a look on eBay and/or Amazon Marketplace you will find it for a lot less.
























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