Koloman Moser

Koloman Moser
Designing Modern Vienna 1897-1907


The incredible, comprehensive Koloman Moser reference book!

During his short career, Koloman Moser became a towering figure in Viennese culture. His varied work in interior and graphic design, furniture, textiles, jewellery, metalwork, glass and earthenware helped usher in the modern era.
This book surveys the entirety of Moser’s oeuvre. It examines his work as a graphic designer and his involvement with the Vienna Secession, with special focus given to his role as an illustrator for the journal Ver Sacrum (Sacred Spring). Moser’s forays into textile design and ceramic work are also introduced. The book features his designs for the Vienna Secession, Thonet Brothers and the Mautner family, among others that characterise his early modern style. The book also explores Moser’s seminal role as a founding member of the Vienna Workshops, along with architect Josef Hoffman and patron Fritz Waerndorfer. Included are many reproductions of Moser’s masterpieces, including the window of the Steinhof Chapel, his exhibition posters, postage stamps and currency and elegant samples from his design portfolio, “The Source.”

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Body Psyche & Taboo
Vienna Actionism and Early Vienna Modernism



The central concepts of Body, Psyche, and Taboo is a presentation of both the intellectual and the formal links between Vienna Actionism and artistic developments in early 20th century Vienna.

Works by Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler – the ‘scandal artists’ of the 1960s – are compared and contrasted with pieces by their equally controversial colleagues working at the dawn of the twentieth century, including Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, and Egon Schiele, among others.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Body, Psyche, and Taboo: Vienna Actionism and Early Vienna Modernism at mumok, Vienna, 4 March – 16 May 2016.

Striking and heavily illustrated catalogue featuring the work of Artists Günter Brus, Richard Gerstl, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Koloman Moser, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, Max Oppenheimer, Anton Romako, Egon Schiele, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, and accompanying texts by Eva Badura-Triska, Brigitte Borchhardt-Birbaumer, Rosemarie Brucher, and Bernadette Reinhold.

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