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The "Gazelle Gazette" is a Carder Steuben Club Newsletter that is initially delivered as an email and is maintained by Alan Shovers. This section provides an archive of the Gazelle Gazette Newsletter postings. If you would like to submit a Newsletter posting or have your email address added to Alan's address list, please email it to Alan Shovers.


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Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900-1937

Posting Number 3037   Date: 09/13/18     Return to Posting List

Today, we think of architects as people who design buildings, construct skylines, and help create the visual identities of our cities and towns. But to a progressive group of European and American architects in the 20th century, the term "architect" applied not just to people who designed buildings, but to people who designed all aspects of interior decoration. They believed their role was to seamlessly integrate a modern aesthetic into all aspects of daily life. For these architects, furniture, ceramics, textiles, and glass, played an essential role in completing their new artistic vision.

A new exhibit at CMOG, Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 19001937 explores the notion of architect as designer and presents a captivating period of glass design and production in Austria. Emerging from a confluence of individuals, ideas, and cultures, the design of Austrian glass from 1900 to 1937 embodied a newfound spirit of modernity.

More than 150 objects, including the re-installation of Josef Hoffmanns Dressing Room for a Star (first displayed at the 1937 International Exposition in Paris), bring to life this invigorating period for glass.

Assistant Curator, Alexandra Ruggiero, will provide a tour of this fabulous exhibit for attendees of the Symposium.

Dont miss this! Register for the Symposium at www.cardersteubenclub.org

Plaque With Plaster Mold

Circa 1938

Photo-CMoG


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