Book: The Life Aesthetic of Josef Hoffmann

“Before aesthete, designer, and architect Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956) came along, Austrian architecture and design was suffocating under a surfeit of opulent ornamentation and bombastic flourish. With his radical new approach and a band of like-minded figures, Hoffmann was a founding father of the Viennese Secession and Wiener Werksttte and revolutionized Western aesthetics with a brave new minimalism.”

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