The Ideal Museum. Gottfried Semper's Practical Art in Metals

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The Ideal Museum. Gottfried Semper's Practical Art in Metals

Gottfried Semper

Ed. by Peter Noever, MAK Wien. With contributions by Peter Noever, Harry Francis Mallgrave, Andrew Benjamin, Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel.

English, 198 pages, 50 images, 30 x 21 cm, Hardcover

2007

ISBN 978-3-85160-085-8

€ 68,00 [A]

€ 66,10 [D]

The manuscript, written in London in English in 1852 and never published, was given to the MAK (Museum of Applied Arts) by Gottfried Semper himself in 1867. It deals with the systematics of a museum and sheds light on the institutions, objects and artists regarded by Semper as exemplary. During 2003/04 the manuscript was transcribed in the MAK Library and Collection of Works on Paper and revised and annotated at the MAK. With an introduction by H. F. Mallgrave, the worldwide recognised specialist on Semper's "Der Stil", and with a statement by A. Benjamin.

The book was awarded the Austrian National Award for the most beautiful art book of the year 2007.