Vienna 1900: Birth of Modernism (catalog Leopold Museum)
Leopold Museum Wien & Walther König Verlag, 2019
The catalogue highlights the splendor and wealth of artistic achievements of an era shaped by the emergence of the Secessionists, the collapse of the Habsburg Monarchy and the deaths of eminent artists of Viennese Modernism, including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Koloman Moser and Otto Wagner. The publication aims to convey on many pages a sense of the character of this time and of the vibrant atmosphere in the then metropolis Vienna. 12 scientific essays by renowned experts illustrate the historical aspects and biographies of the era’s eminent protagonists whose fruitful synergy provided the basis for Vienna’s unique cultural life around the turn of the century. A comprehensive appendix of illustrations shows the highlights of this epoch.