Jugendstil magazine »Hohe Warte« with photos of Kolo Moser’s jewellery
HOHE WARTE. Year 2, No. 4. With 15 reproductions of photographies and drawings (4). Wien and Leipzig: 1904-1905.
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HOHE WARTE. Illustrierte Halbmonatsschrift für die künstlerischen, geistigen und wirtschaftlichen Interessen der städtischen Kultur [Illustrated monthly for artistical, intellectual and economic interests of urban culture]. Edited by Joseph August Lux, assisted by Josef Hoffmann, Kolo Moser, Otto Wagner and others. Year 2, No. 4. With 15 reproductions of photographies and drawings (4). Wien and Leipzig: Edition „Hohe Warte“, Lux & Lassig (Christoph Reisser’s Söhne) 1904-1905. 4to (29,3:24,5 cm). Numbered pages I-IV, 49-64. Original publisher’s yellow saddle stiched brochure with black typografic cover titel incorporating the publisher’s emblem.
Issue no. 4 of the 2nd year (1905/06) of this particularly rare magazine for architecture and design related to Wiener Moderne and Wiener Jugendstil, containing 2 photo reproductions of jewellery designed by Kolo Moser and made by Wiener Werkstätte. Further contributions are by the editor as well as by Gertrud Jekyll, Alfred Lichtwark (on the art of jewellery) and Adolf Muesmann.
»Hohe Warte« was published in for consecutive years (1904/05, 1905/06, 1906/07 and 1907/08), each year covering 24 or 26 (year 1) issues. Edited by architecture critic, art writer and poet Joseph August Lux, a founding member of Deutscher Werkbund who felt inspired by John Ruskin and William Morris, the magazine fastly gained importance and reputation with the collaboration of the most renown Vienna modernists like Josef Hoffmann, Kolo Moser, Otto Wagner among many others. Solidly printed in two columns with letterpress on mould paper, cut and bound in a large quarto format, the review is also profusely illustrated throughout. Additionally numerous advertisements printed on the inner side of the wrappers show strong relations between the editorial staff and companies, that are nowadays famous for modernist Viennese design (Wiener Werkstätte, Backhausen).
Spine and margins of cover professionally restored, paper minimally time stained, otherwise well preserved, mainly uncut copy of this rarely offered item indeed.