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89/1590 Book, 'Die Form Ohne Ornament' (Form Without Ornament), first edition, compiled by Deutscher Werkbund, 1924, published by Deutscher Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart, Germany, 1925. Click to enlarge.

Book 'Die Form Ohne Ornament' (Form without Ornament)

Written
Counting Peter Behrens, Richard Riemerschmidt, Josef Maria Olbrich, Wiener Werkstätte and Josef Hoffmann among its founding members, the DWB was an association of German architects, designers and industrialists who supported new forms that demonstrated an understanding of materials and technologies in mass production and considered ornament indulgent and unnecessary.

Die Form Ohne Ornament (Form without ornament) was published by the Deutscher Werkbund (DWB), the first in the series Bucher …

Summary

Object No.

89/1590

Object Statement

Book, 'Die Form Ohne Ornament' (Form Without Ornament), first edition, compiled by Deutscher Werkbund, 1924, published by Deutscher Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart, Germany, 1925

Physical Description

A book with cream coloured woven binding with black lettering and includes black and white photographs of items of industrial design, furniture design, interior design. Foreword written by Dr Wolfgang Pfleiderer and introduction by Dr Walter Riezler.

There is a loose sheet of paper inside the book with German text in orange coloured print.

Marks

'Die Form Ohne Ornament' printed on front cover in black ink.

Dimensions

Height

265 mm

Width

195 mm

Depth

15 mm

Production

Notes

First edition copy published in Stuttgar, Germany in 1925 by Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt.

The Deutscher Werkbund (DWB)was established in Munich in 1907 with the aim of 'selecting the best representatives of art, industry, craft and trades, of combining all efforts toward high quality in industrial work'. This book documents the work of this significant influence on the development of the industrial design movement. It also reflects the significant impact of the Bauhaus on twentieth century design.

History

Notes

Compilation of 173 photographs of items of industrial design, furniture, design, interior design with descriptions. German text.

The Deutscher Werkbund (DWB)was established in Munich in 1907 with the aim of 'selecting the best representatives of art, industry, craft and trades, of combining all efforts toward high quality in industrial work'. This book documents the work of this significant influence on the development of the industrial design movement. It also reflects the significant impact of the Bauhaus on twentieth century design.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1989

Acquisition Date

18 December 1989

Cite this Object

Harvard

Book 'Die Form Ohne Ornament' (Form without Ornament) 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 October 2021, <https://ma.as/92913>

Wikipedia

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