Edition Klimt Research
Volume 1: "Chiffre: Sehnsucht - 25". Gustav Klimt Corresponding with Maria Ucicka 1899-1916
Edited by Sandra Tretter und Peter Weinhäupl.
With Contributions from Sandra Tretter, Armin Loacker, Martina Leitner
Christian Brandstätter Verlag, Wien, € 29,90
Volume 2: Moriz Nähr. The first monograph and catalogue raisonné in the making
Always in close contact with the well-off and art-loving Viennese society, the self-taught photographer Moriz Nähr counted the Habsburg imperial dynasty, particularly the heir presumptive Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the Wittgenstein family, and the Viennese Secession among his most important clients. An innovator of photography in Vienna around 1900, Nähr also formed an inspiring friendship with the painter-prince Gustav Klimt. It is its independent character that makes the photographer’s multifaceted work so convincing. His oeuvre encompasses portraits, genre scenes, city and nature views, as well as architectural and interior photographs of innovative presentations of exhibitions.
In 2021 the first comprehensive monograph on Moriz Nähr including a catalogue raisonné, edited in collaboration with Uwe Schögl from the Picture Archives and Graphics Department of the Austrian National Library, will be published. The contributions by Elisabeth Dutz, Andreas Gruber, Elisabeth Kamenicek, Markus Kristan, Astrid Mahler, Michael Nedo, Uwe Schögl, Sandra Tretter, Katrin Unterreiner, and Peter Weinhäupl will not only consider Nähr’s oeuvre as a merely documentary phenomenon but also shed light on its connections with the aesthetics of Viennese Jugendstil and Gustav Klimt’s achievements and the history of their impact. The catalogue raisonné will also be made accessible online and thus provide another important research tool besides the Gustav Klimt Database.