Cover of: Ideen | Joseph Maria Olbrich

About the Book

Title in English: "Ideas of Olbrich." Photographs and sketches of works by Joseph Maria Olbrich, a co-founder of the Vienna Secession art movement. Book includes renderings of architecture, interiors, jewelry, and other decorative arts, in the style of art nouveau or Jugendstil.

Edition Notes

Issued unbound in portfolio.

Title leaf printed in gilt, features a decorative frame with art nouveau motives enclosing a motto, designed by Olbrich.

Text signed: Ludwig Hevesi.

Some copies have dedication leaf numbered as p. 1, in some copies dedication leaf is unnumbered as the content page is numbered as p. 1.

"Illustrationen in Zinkätzung 32 farbige Tafeln"--Last leaf ("Inhalt").

Publisher's portfolio and the coloring of the plates vary.

Library's copy 1 has the content page numbered as p. 1 and the dedication leaf laid in and unnumbered (3rd count). Library's copy 2 has dedication leaf numbered as p. 1 and the content page, also numbered as p. 1, laid in at the end (3rd count).

Library's copy 1 has dark blue linen covered portfolio with three flaps, lettered in gilt, a small round stamp, and the art nouveau motif from the title leaf repeated in gilt on the front cover, the back cover features a gilt art nouveau design of the artists initials "J O". Library's copy 2 is bound in beige lined covered portfolio without flaps, but with ties, with the same lettering and art nouveau designs on both covers as on portfolio of library's copy 1, but in black.

Library's copy 2 is part of the Leonardo Borgese Collection, number: ZZ 1 O no. 20.

Other Titles
Ideen von Olbrich, Ideen von Josef M. Olbrich


Library of Congress
NA3550 .O42 1904

The Physical Object

xii, 121, [2] p., [32] leaves of plates :
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