Hoffmann, Josef, 1870–1956, Austrian architect. A student of Otto Wagner, he was a leader of Austrian decoration in the first three decades of the 20th cent. His sophisticated compositions, based on rectangles and squares, with delicate ornamental trimming, can best be seen in the architecture and decor of his masterpiece, the Palais Stoclet in Brussels (1905–11).
See study by E. Sekler (tr. 1985).
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