Josef Hoffmann


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Austrian architect known for his use of rectilinear units (1870-1956)

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The Vienna Secession had been founded in 1897 in an effort to escape the confines of the art academy; the Werkstatte was, in effect, the equivalent of the Secession for design and featuring many of the same figures, with Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser (1868-1918) as its chief designers.
Architect Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956) designed installation spaces for Secessionist exhibitions and also a house for Moser.
The leading force in this enterprise was Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956) a gifted teacher but also a brilliant innovator.
8) He was well acquainted with Vienna's progressive artistic circles and commissioned Josef Hoffmann, one of Vienna's most talented young architects, to draw up plans for his new Kurhaus.
Later on Friday the Bulgarian delegation conferred with the US Commander of the base Colonel Josef Hoffmann, who thanked Mladenov for the excellent service of the Bulgarian contingent in Afghanistan.
The Wiener Werksttte was then formed in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, both founder members of the Secession, and the wealthy patron Fritz Waerndorfer, as a Viennese counterpart to the British Arts and Crafts movement.
She will offer insight into the pieces designed by architects such as Henri Van de Velde, Charles Ashbee, Josef Hoffmann and Ettore Sottsass.
Nor is this a straight-forward exhibition of paintings, but one that sets Klimt's works in context with his life and influences, not least a long-standing collaboration with the designer Josef Hoffmann, who created extravagant interiors for some of the artist's patrons.
For example, his contemporary Robert Mallet-Stevens, a French designer who was related to the Stoclet family, had already reinterpreted the designs of the Wiener Werkstatte, which he had seen in his relatives' palace designed by Josef Hoffmann.
Furniture and household objects designed by Josef Hoffmann and other notable figures of the Secession movement, and paintings by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, are among the highlights of the museum's holdings.
The relentlessly patterned backgrounds of a pair of Gustav Klimt figure paintings or the sinuous curves of an Adolf Loos chair, the luxurious wood and exotic inlay of an Otto Wagner chest or the opulent polychromy of a brooch by Josef Hoffmann take on new meanings when they are seen against Carrere & Hastings's classical pilasters.
The friendships, particularly those with Karl Kraus and Adolf Loos but also with Egon Friedell, Arthur Schnitzler, Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffmann, and so many more, all point to his position as seminal in the creative culture of Vienna.
Though he scarcely worked abroad, Voysey's work had made impact on the buildings of architects as different as Josef Hoffmann and J.
Several of its cavernous galleries contain decorative objects from the turn of the century, including furniture by Josef Hoffmann and paintings by Gustav Klimt.