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Dagobert Peche and the Wiener Werkstaette

Noever, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0300096283 / ISBN 13: 9780300096286
Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A., 2002
Condition: Very Good Plus Hardcover
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512 pages; bright green cloth boards with gilt spine titles; black endpapers; 360 full color and 140 black & white illustrations; black dust jacket with black & white photograph to front panel; minimal wear to boards, binding very slightly cocked; light scratching/rubbing to jacket, upper extremities very lightly wrinkled; a very good plus copy in a like jacket; solid, sound, lovely example of this impressive collection of early 20th century Austrian design; due to size and weight of book, additional shipping may be required. Bookseller Inventory # X00591

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Title: Dagobert Peche and the Wiener Werkstaette

Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good Plus

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus

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With contributions by Hanna Egger, Gabriele Fabiankowitsch, Rainald Franz, Waltraud Neuwirth and Nina Claudia Trauth, Sabine Plakolm-Forsthuber, Ernst Ploil, Anne-Katrin Rossberg, August Ruhs, Nikolaus Schaffer, Elisabeth Schmuttermeier, Nancy J. Troy, Angela Volker, and Christian Witt-Doring.
Dagobert Peche (1887-1923) was one of the key figures of the Austrian arts and crafts movement. Along with Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, Peche determined the character of the Wiener Werkstatte with his designs. Hoffmann, who first hired Peche as his assistant but was later strongly influenced by him, wrote after Peche's death in 1923: "Dagobert Peche was Austria's greatest genius in ornamentation since the days of the Baroque...All of Germany has experienced a new stylistic epoch thanks to Peche's designs." The contribution made by Peche to decorative arts is now being given the critical attention it deserves, especially against the backdrop of postmodernism. Peche's extravagant use of materials, imaginative eclecticism, formal boldness, courageous playfulness, and decisive instinct are all indicative of his creative brillance.
This illustrated book aims to expand the understanding of Austrian arts and crafts at the turn of the twentieth century and to give Peche's work - which ranges from interior and exhibition design to furniture, fashion and textile design, ceramics, glass, metalwork, jewelry, and wallpaper - its proper due in this rich context.

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