Christoph von Thun-Hohenstein / Angela Völker (Hgg.)


Embroidery and Lace 1906 to 1930


144 pp.
21 x 29 cm, 112 ills. in colour and 43 in b/w. Hardcover.
English / German

ISBN 978-3-89790-511-5 Category:


A rich inventory of previously unpublished documents boasting great artistic sophistication can be found in the Wiener Werkstätte archive in the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art on the design and production of lace and embroidery produced there between 1906 and 1930. Together with the objects kept in the museum they convey an authentic picture of the department’s extraordinary production. Around forty designers are known by name. The earliest pieces of embroidery, from 1906, derive from furniture upholstery belonging to the Wittgenstein
family, while lace production did not begin until 1915 and consisted of braids and covers, also inserts for curtains and counterpanes.
The book provides a great deal of new information on this hitherto littleknown Wiener Werkstätte department, including artists’ sketches and
designs, blueprints, bobbin lace patterns, sample portfolios in WW design, and historical black-and-white photographs of the original objects.

The leading artists Dagobert Peche, Fritzi Löw-Lazar, Hilda Jesser-Schmid, Anny Schröder-Ehrenfest, Irene Schaschl-Schuster, Mathilde Flögl, Vally Wieselthier, Felice Rix-Ueno, Maria
Likarz-Strauss, Maximilian Snischek, Eduard Josef Wimmer-Wisgrill, Josef Hoffmann

Angela Völker was head of the Textile Collection at the MAK in Vienna from 1977 to
2009. Her specialist areas are the fashion and textiles of the Wiener Werkstätte, Biedermeier
textiles and oriental knotted carpets.


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