Inspired by their motto, “To the age its art, to art its freedom,” the Viennese Secessionists established a modern standard in beautifully patterned household goods and avant-garde architecture.  The Viennese Secessionists comprised a unique and lively artistic movement that fused architecture, interior design, and fine and applied art into agesamtkunstwerk—a “total work of art” in early 20th century Vienna.  At the same time, the Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh left his indelible print upon the designs of their workshop, the Wiener Werkstätte.  The artists of this workshop experimented with an endless variety of materials, from gold and precious stones to papier maché and glass beads.  This lecture will explore the art and architecture of the Secessionists and Mackintosh, which continue to inspire modern architects and designers.

The lecture will be held in Room HSS 165. Lectures are $20 + $2.50 credit card charge