Designs from the Vienna Workshop Book of Postcards
30 color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection
• Mail the postcards, or keep the book for your own collection
• Decorate your office or dorm room with a wall of images
• Informative introductory text
• Backs of postcards offer enough room for short messages
• Perforated for easy removal
• Oversized postcards may require additional postage
• Pomegranate’s books of postcards feature exclusive selections of art from museums and artists around the world
Published with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Book: 6.875 x 4.75 x .375 in.
Postcard: 6.5 x 4.75 in.
The Wiener Werkstätte, or the Vienna Workshop, thrived as an artists’ cooperative, creating everyday objects with an emphasis on quality design. Taking inspiration from the Vienna Secession, the group was founded in 1903 by architect Josef Hoffmann, designer and painter Koloman Moser, and patron Fritz Waerndorfer.
As with the English Arts and Crafts movement, emphasis was placed on reconnecting the artist with the craftsman. Over the decades, the workshop grew into a community of artisans who designed and produced furniture, textiles, apparel, porcelain, glass, postcards, and other useful but highly decorative objects for Vienna’s well-to-do. The workshop’s influence is held up today as integral to the development of 20th-century design.
This book of postcards presents 30 brightly colored patterns and motifs.