Josef Hoffmann – Otto Wagner: On The Use And Effect Of Architecture
Exhibition, Josef Hoffman,n Museum Brtnice, Czechia.
The exhibition is dedicated to Josef Hoffmann’s relationship with his teacher Otto Wagner. The interaction in terms of the creative methods of the two architects, which was the result of their close collaboration, is presented on the basis of some 50 designs, drawings, and photos. Hoffmann’s emergence as an architect can be recognised following his engagement with the classical and folkloric architecture of Italy in the course of a trip there financed by the Academy’s Prix de Rome. His Italian sketches from this time showed his interest in an anonymous architecture that “[...] spoke much more to our endeavour to do justice to the purpose and material.”.