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The Grand Seduction
Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture

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The Grand Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture, Collection German Museum for Art in Trade and Industry, Installation view at KWM, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 2023  
Photo: Dirk Rose
The Grand Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture, Collection German Museum for Art in Trade and Industry, Installation view at KWM, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 2023
Photo: Dirk Rose
Alfred Messel  
Warenhaus Wertheim, Berlin, 1896/1905  
First construction phase, atrium  
Photography made by the Institute Dr. Franz Stoedtner  
Kunstmuseen Krefeld  
Photo: Dirk Rose / Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Alfred Messel
Warenhaus Wertheim, Berlin, 1896/1905
First construction phase, atrium
Photography made by the Institute Dr. Franz Stoedtner
Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Photo: Dirk Rose / Kunstmuseen Krefeld
The Grand Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture, Collection German Museum for Art in Trade and Industry, Installation view at KWM, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 2023  
Photo: Dirk Rose
The Grand Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture, Collection German Museum for Art in Trade and Industry, Installation view at KWM, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 2023
Photo: Dirk Rose
The Grand Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture, Collection German Museum for Art in Trade and Industry, Installation view at KWM, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 2023  
Photo: Dirk Rose
The Grand Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture, Collection German Museum for Art in Trade and Industry, Installation view at KWM, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 2023
Photo: Dirk Rose
Hans Rudi Erdt  
Poster Elegante Welt (Elegant World), around 1912  
Color litography  
Print: Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin  
Kunstmuseen Krefeld  
Photo: Dirk Rose / Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Hans Rudi Erdt
Poster Elegante Welt (Elegant World), around 1912
Color litography
Print: Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin
Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Photo: Dirk Rose / Kunstmuseen Krefeld
The Grand Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture, Collection German Museum for Art in Trade and Industry, Installation view at KWM, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 2023  
Photo: Dirk Rose
The Grand Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture, Collection German Museum for Art in Trade and Industry, Installation view at KWM, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 2023
Photo: Dirk Rose
Hans Rudi Erdt  
Poster Automobile/Opel, 1911  
Print: Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin  
Color litography  
Kunstmuseen Krefeld  
Photo: Dirk Rose / Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Hans Rudi Erdt
Poster Automobile/Opel, 1911
Print: Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin
Color litography
Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Photo: Dirk Rose / Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Julius Gipkens  
Poster Kaiser Brikett, 1913  
Color litography  
Print: Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin  
Kunstmuseen Krefeld  
Photo: Dirk Rose / Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Julius Gipkens
Poster Kaiser Brikett, 1913
Color litography
Print: Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin
Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Photo: Dirk Rose / Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Josef Hoffmann  
Carafe with two glasses from the series Var. B, around 1911  
Frosted glass, bronzite decoration  
Manufacturing: J. & L. Lobmeyr, Wien, around 1914  
Kunstmuseen Krefeld  
Photo: Dirk Rose / Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Josef Hoffmann
Carafe with two glasses from the series Var. B, around 1911
Frosted glass, bronzite decoration
Manufacturing: J. & L. Lobmeyr, Wien, around 1914
Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Photo: Dirk Rose / Kunstmuseen Krefeld
The Grand Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture, Collection German Museum for Art in Trade and Industry, Installation view at KWM, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 2023  
Photo: Dirk Rose
The Grand Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture, Collection German Museum for Art in Trade and Industry, Installation view at KWM, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 2023
Photo: Dirk Rose
The Grand Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture, Collection German Museum for Art in Trade and Industry, Installation view at KWM, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 2023  
Photo: Dirk Rose
The Grand Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture, Collection German Museum for Art in Trade and Industry, Installation view at KWM, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 2023
Photo: Dirk Rose
Berta Kiessewetter  
Sticker Dr. Ötker's baking powder  
Wiener Werkstätte, Wien, around 1907
Kunstmuseen Krefeld  
Photo: Dirk Rose / Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Berta Kiessewetter
Sticker Dr. Ötker's baking powder
Wiener Werkstätte, Wien, around 1907 Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Photo: Dirk Rose / Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Peter Behrens  
Poster AEG metal filament lamp/Zirka one watt per candle, 1907  
Print: Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin  
Color litography  
Kunstmuseen Krefeld  
Photo: Dirk Rose / Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Peter Behrens
Poster AEG metal filament lamp/Zirka one watt per candle, 1907
Print: Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin
Color litography
Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Photo: Dirk Rose / Kunstmuseen Krefeld
The Grand Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture, Collection German Museum for Art in Trade and Industry, Installation view at KWM, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 2023  
Photo: Dirk Rose
The Grand Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture, Collection German Museum for Art in Trade and Industry, Installation view at KWM, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 2023
Photo: Dirk Rose
The Grand Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture, Collection German Museum for Art in Trade and Industry, Installation view at KWM, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 2023  
Photo: Dirk Rose
The Grand Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the Beginnings of Consumer Culture, Collection German Museum for Art in Trade and Industry, Installation view at KWM, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, 2023
Photo: Dirk Rose

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