Book Presentation x2

Gestalterinnen and Tracing Wiener Werkstätte Textiles

The prolific collaboration between the University of Applied Arts and the MAK once again presents itself in two current publications: One addresses the textiles of the Wiener Werkstätte and the other the contribution of women to the development of modernity.
Tue, 28.11.2023 7 pm
MAK Reading Room
The book Gestalterinnen [Women Designers] presents new research on women designers, photographers, journalists, and collectors, including Emilie Flöge, Madame d’Ora, Berta Pappenheim, or Vally Wieselthier. They all developed new visual languages and contributed to a critical discourse on the emancipation of women.
 
The book Tracing Wiener Werkstätte Textiles tracks the history of extraordinary textile patterns by the Wiener Werkstätte (1903–1932) in collections and archives in Austria, Switzerland, and the USA. It examines influences by folk art or Japanese dyeing stencils as well as the use of the textiles in fashion, interior design, and stage design. 
 
The books were published by De Gruyter / Birkhäuser and edited by Elana Shapira and Anne-Katrin Rossberg (Gestalterinnen) and Régine Bonnefoit and Marie-Eve Celio-Scheurer (Tracing Wiener Werkstätte Textiles) respectively.
 
Agenda
 
Welcome
Lilli Hollein, General Director, MAK
Petra Schaper Rinkel, Rector University of Applied Arts and
Katharina Holas, representative of the publishers De Gruyter / Birkhäuser
 
Presentation of the book Gestalterinnen by Elana Shapira and Anne-Katrin Rossberg

Greetings from John Wetenhall, Director, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum (via Video)

Presentation of the book Tracing Wiener Werkstätte Textiles by Régine Bonnefoit and Marie-Eve Celio-Scheurer
 
Free entry (with a museum ticket)
Registration not required
 
An event in cooperation with the University of Applied Arts


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