halfcloth, dustj, 8vo 214 pp., num ills in 1922 Lillian Langseth went to Vienna to fulfill a cherishewd dream: to study design with the great genius Josef Hoffmann, founder of the Wiener Werkstätte, the center for all that was new and exciting in the decorative arts; VG condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
From Library Journal:
Memoirs attract by transporting us, for a short time, into the lives of the rich and/or famous. In her memoir qua cultural history, Langseth-Christensen transports us to Vienna in the Twenties as she recounts her experiences as a student of Josef Hoffman, the designer who so influenced the art of his time. Unfortunately, the author does not succeed in her aim to capture the flavor of the Viennese art scene between the wars. The characters never come alive and little of Vienna's excitement emerges. While not a polished writer, Crowder accomplishes what Langseth-Christensen does not. He manages to convey the spirit of the era as well as the experience of a man caught up in a love affair that was artistically productive yet, at the same time, personally destructive. Crowder, a black musician, and Nancy Cunard, the free-spirited shipping heiress, introduced each other to new worldsshe to an awareness of and sensitivity to racism and he to the fast-paced European cultural scene. The culmination of their union was the publication of the anthology, Negro , which surveyed black achievement. While both memoirs offer glimpses of the artistic life in Europe during the Twenties, Crowder's touches us with its warmth and poignancy. Nancy R. Ives, Language Skills Ctr., SUNY at Geneseo
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Titel: A Design for Living. Vienna in the Twenties
Verlag: New York, Viking
Buchbeschreibung Viking Adult. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 0670800899 Fine in Fine dust jacket. First edition. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. BING782B000