The Wiener Werkstätte Archive in the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna contains a multitude
of previously unpublished documents of great artistic sophistication on the design and production of lace and embroidery between
1906 and 1930. Together with objects preserved in the museum, sketches and designs by such important artists as Josef Hoffmann
and Dagobert Peche or Maria Likarz-Strauss, and Mathilde Flögl as well as blueprints, bobbin lace patterns, sample portfolios,
and historical photographs convey an authentic picture of this little-known department of the Wiener Werkstätte. On the Publication Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director, MAK Elisabeth Schmuttermeier, Curator, MAK Metal Collection and Wiener Werkstätte Archive Dirk Allgaier, Publisher Angela Völker, Art Historian, 1977–2009 Curator, MAK Textiles and Carpets Collection THE UNKNOWN WIENER WERKSTÄTTE: Emroidery and Lace 1906 to 1930, edited and with texts by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein and Angela Völker, German/English, 144 pages with numerous color illustrations.
MAK, Vienna/Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2017. Available at the MAK Design Shop and online at MAKdesignshop.at for
The event is held in German. Admission: Tuesday 6–10 p.m. € 5
The holdings of the MAKs collection of textiles, which is one of the foremost textile collections in the world, cover
the time from Late Antiquity until today; they encompass the globe with works from nearly all parts of Asia and Europe, and
even South America. The collection is a comprehensive material archive reflecting the artistic, technical, and economic developments
of this special field throughout the last 1,500 years. This richness of the material archive gives it a unique capability
of illustrating the multifaceted, international cultural interconnections that have developed over the centuries.