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Abstract Styles in the Vienna Workshop: A Formalist Analysis of Josef Hoffman’s Two Designs

Arpak, Asli;


A shape grammar formalism is elaborated for the Vienna Workshop (Wiener Werkstaette) designer Josef Hoffmann’s two designs. Early instances of abstract expressionism are traced in Hoffman’s works by investigating stylistic parallels through shape rules and computations. The analysis of Hoffmann’s two works are carried out in parallel to Terry Knight’s analysis of De Stijl artists Georges Vantongerloo and Fritz Glarner paintings with the normal form grammars.


Palavras-chave: Josef Hoffmann, Wiener Werkstaette, shape grammars, abstraction, style,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-sigradi2013-0036

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Arpak, Asli; "Abstract Styles in the Vienna Workshop: A Formalist Analysis of Josef Hoffman’s Two Designs", p. 197-201 . In: Proceedings of the XVII Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics: Knowledge-based Design [=Blucher Design Proceedings, v.1, n.7]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-sigradi2013-0036

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