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Josef Hoffmann

Falling for Beauty

By (author) Adrián Prieto
By (author) Christian Witt-Dörring


  • Innovative introduction to the iconic work of architect and designer Josef Hoffmann
  • This monograph accompanies the exhibition Josef Hoffmann – Falling for Beauty at the Art & History Museum in Brussels from 6 October 2023 to 14 April 2024
  • The project was developed in collaboration with Vienna’s Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) and is one of the eye-catchers of Art Nouveau Brussels 2023
Full Description

The Viennese architect and ‘allround designer’ Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) is much more than just the founder of the Wiener Werkstätte. This book offers a wide-ranging look at his oeuvre, which took shape over no less than sixty years.

The timeless beauty of Hoffmann’s creations demonstrates his importance not just as a historical figure, but as a source of inspiration for several generations.

Richly illustrated with furniture, objects, designs, textiles, photos, drawings and documents. Special attention is paid to his creative method and his misunderstood use of color.

Hannibal Books
20th Dec 2023
USA & Canada
9.45 in x 10.63 in
208 Pages
67 colour, 98 b&w
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