Category: Textiles

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.”

Description
Koloman Moser : Designing Modern Vienna 1897-1907
Product Options
#OptionPriceStock
1-$130.001
Shipping
Shipping Rate: E
Order Koloman Moser : Designing Modern Vienna 1897-1907 - @ $130.00
MORE...
fewfirstworkset-coverfewfirstworkset-spread-2

Franz Erhard Walther
First Work Set

Comprising 58 fabric elements – what the artist has termed ‘instruments for process’ – this multi-part sculpture, began in 1963 in Düsseldorf and was completed in 1969 in New York City, is Walther’s most ambitious work.

This publication retraces Walther’s use of malleable materials and ephemeral ‘actions’ as the basis for his sculptures, his understanding of the role of language, and the presence of drawing as integral to his conception of space. As with Walther’s similar works, First Work Set’s individual fabric elements are activated by visitors in a series of quotidian actions such as folding, dropping, leaning and measuring, that often entail cooperation among a couple or a group.

For decades, museum exhibitions of this work have placed folded archival versions of the fabric elements in vitrines, preventing viewers from receiving the direct, performative encounter originally intended by the artist.

For this exhibition at Dia:Beacon, Dia worked collaboratively with Walther to select a number of the original fabric elements available to be directly handled and performed by visitors. During the exhibition, Dia held an event inviting leading scholars to take advantage of the opportunity to experience the work firsthand in this way, and to present new thinking on his oeuvre.

This book is a unique project grown out of the inclusion of this major work in Dia’s collection in the exhibition Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action, presented at Dia:Beacon, New York, 2 October 2010 – 15 February 2012.

Description
Franz Erhard Walther - First Work Set
Product Options
#OptionPriceStock
1-$67.001
Shipping
Shipping Rate: C
Order Franz Erhard Walther - First Work Set - @ $67.00
MORE...

Alexandra Bircken
STRETCH

 

STRETCH is a comprehensive retrospective of work by artist Alexandra Bircken, showing both early and new pieces.

A fundamental parameter of her work is experimentation with materials, with the body as a key point of departure. Her multi-layered, meticulously-constructed sculptures explore skin as covering, as an organ and a cellular structure, but also as a boundary between inside and outside.

Materials used in her objects are notable for their strikingly diverse, often contradictory qualities: plaster models, waxes, mannequin fragments and pieces of clothing stand in for body parts; structures packed with wool are used as set pieces and interwoven with one another.

Texts by Alexandra Bircken, Thomas Brinkmann, Friedrich Wolfram Heubac, Kathleen Rahn, Claire Le Restif, Michael Stoeber, Susanne Titz.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Alexandra Bircken: STRETCH at Kunstverein Hannover (1 October – 27 November 2016); Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach (26 March – 25 June 2017); and Centre d’artcontemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac (8 September – 17 December 2017).

English and German text.

Description
Alexandra Bircken - STRETCH
Product Options
#OptionPriceStock
1-$42.000
Shipping
Shipping Rate: D

Out of Stock

MORE...
RT-coverRT-spread1

Rosemarie Trockel
Märzôschnee ûnd Wiebôrweh sand am Môargô niana më


In a career spanning more than 30 years, encompassing such internationally renowned exhibition events as documenta (1997 and 2012) as well as the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (1999), and which has led the way to the world’s major museums, the artist has succeeded in creating new work complexes, objects and images that are continually surprising.

There had already been a great furor in the 1980s surrounding the reception of her wool works, machine knitted woolen fabrics attached to stretchers and then displayed as pictures. In a second group of works she assembled ordinary hotplates on shiny, white, enameled metal panels.

Objects with gender specific connotations were again re-contextualized, as had already occurred in the knitted pictures. These abstract works mainly originate from the 1990s and were the ones that secured Trockel’s place in the history of 20th century art.

This catalogue contains contributions by Johanna Burton, Yilmaz Dziewior, and Beate Söntgen that shed light on Trockel’s art historical significance as well as her position in contemporary art. In his contribution, the American artist and author Sam Pulitzer takes an unconventional look at the work of Rosemarie Trockel.

Published for the exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz, 24 January – 6 April 2015.

Due to the weight of this volume, your order will likely incur additional postage costs.  We will contact you with the best shipping advice upon your order, or alternatively, please email us in advance.  Thank you for understanding.

 

Description
Rosemarie Trockel - Märzôschnee ûnd Wiebôrweh sand am Môargô niana më
Product Options
#OptionPriceStock
1-$70.001
Shipping
Shipping Rate: E
Order Rosemarie Trockel - Märzôschnee ûnd Wiebôrweh sand am Môargô niana më - @ $70.00
MORE...