"This publication accompanies the first major museum exhibition devoted to Weiner Werkstatte jewelry. It highlights masterpieces created by Josef Hoffman, Koloman Moser, Carl Otto Czeschka, and Dagobert Pecne, among others. Supplemental materials include design drawings, as well as historic photographs of prominent clients wearing Wiener Werkstatte jewelry. There is a particular emphasis on fashion designer Emile Floge, confidante of Gustave Klimt, who assembled a large collection of Wiener Werkstatte jewelry. The central essay by Neue Galerie assistant curator Janis Staggs examines the founding of Wiener Werkstatte, the development of its working program, the role of key designers and patrons, and the legacy of this unique firm."--BOOK JACKET.