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Frank, Josef (1885–1967)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Josef Frank was an Austrian architect and designer who was a founding member of the Austrian Werkbund in 1912 and of Congrès internationaux d’architecture moderne (CIAM) in 1928. Frank was among Vienna’s central designers of the interwar...

Kohn, Jacob and Josef

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1849, the businessman Jacob Kohn (1791–1866), together with his son Josef (1814–84), founded a factory for the production of wooden components, which, during the course of the nineteenth century, became an important Austria-Hungarian...

Olbrich, Joseph Maria (1867–1908)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Joseph Maria Olbrich was an Austrian architect born in Troppau, Silesia in 1867. He became chief draughtsman in Otto Wagner’s office and in 1897 was a founding member of the Vienna Secession. His design for the Vienna Secession’s Secession...

Hoffmann, Josef (1870–1956)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Josef Hoffmann was an Austrian architect and designer born in Brtnice, Moravia (now Czech Republic) in 1870. A pupil of Otto Wagner, Hoffmann became a founding member of the Vienna Secession in 1897 and a professor at the Vienna...

Loos, Adolf (1870–1933)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Adolf Loos was an Austrian architect born in Brünn, Moravia, now the Czech Republic, who may be viewed as Viennese modernism’s great lone warrior. As an influential modern architect, he authored culturally critical articles in which he...

Thonet (Gebrüder Thonet)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Gebrüder Thonet was a Viennese furniture company established in 1853 by carpenter Michael Thonet (1796–1871), originally from Boppard on Rhine, and his five sons. With several patents to bend wood, the company...

Biedermeier

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Biedermeier period refers to an era in Central European history, primarily in the countries of the German confederation, between 1815, the year of the Congress of Vienna, and 1848, the year of political upheavals. While in political...

Wiener Werkstätte

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Wiener Werkstätte was a Vienna-based association of arts and crafts workshops established in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser with financial backing by the industrialist Fritz Wärndorfer. In 1897, Hoffmann and Moser were among...