Series documents the contribution of architect Wenzel Hablik to the correspondence circle of Die gläserne Kette. Hablik participated using the pseudonym W.H..
Born in Brüx, Germany, (now Most, in Czech Republic) in 1881, Hablik worked as a porcelina painter from 1895 to 1897 and later as architectural draftsman. Between 1897 to 1902 he studied architecture at the Faschsdule für Tonindustrie und verwandte Gewerbe in Teplitz-Schönau, and at the Kungstgewerbeschule in Vienna in 1902. Between 1905 and 1906, he studied painting at the Akademie für bildenbe Künste in Prague. He worked in Itzehoe, Germany, after an invitation by a patron, Richard Biel, in 1907, where he start collaborating on textile designs with Elisabeth Lindemann, who he married in 1917. His work was exhibited at the Austellung für unbekannte Architeckten in 1919. The same year he joined the Arbeitsrat für Kunst lead by Bruno Taut. In 1925, Hablik published "Zyklus Architektur" an artist folio presenting some of his etched architectural fantasies. He worked for the family workshop by designing textiles and wall hangings. He died in 1934 in Itzehoe. (Source: Ian Boyd Whyte, Bruno Taut and the Architecture of Activism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982)
The series comprises letters and a drawing by Wenzel Hablik.
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