Art in Vienna, 1898-1918 : Klimt, Kokoschka, Schiele and Their Contemporaries, Paperback Book

Art in Vienna, 1898-1918 : Klimt, Kokoschka, Schiele and Their Contemporaries Paperback

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The artistic stagnation of Vienna at the end of the nineteenth century was rudely shaken by the artists of the Secession.

Their works at first shocked a conservative public, but their successive exhibitions, their magazine Ver Sacrum and their dedication to the applied arts and architecture soon brought them an enthusiastic following and wealthy patronage.

With 60 new colour illustrations, this classic book, now in its third edition, brilliantly traces the course of this development, of the Wiener Werkstatte that followed, and the individual works of the artists concerned.

The result is a fascinating documentary study of the successes and failures, hopes and fears of the members of an artistic movement that is so much admired today.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 78 colour and 137 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
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  • Category: History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780714829678

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I got this as an ex library book. It is a good grounding to the various movements in Vienna during the critical period between 1898-1819. Includes information on Klimt, Kokoschka, Schiele and Olbrich.

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