Josef Wlha, 'Illustrated Catalogue of the Austrian Masterpieces of Fine and Decorative Arts Publishing Company'

Josef Wlha, 'Illustrated Catalogue of the Austrian Masterpieces of Fine and Decorative Arts Publishing Company'

Josef Wlha (active 1885-1906) 
'Illustrated Catalogue of the Austrian Masterpieces of Fine and Decorative Arts Publishing Company'
(Illustrirter Katalog des Kunstverlages österr. Meisterwerke der bildenden Künste und des Kunstgewerbes)
1893
Vienna
Museum no. E.1252-1995

These tiny photographs of works of art show multiple examples of the same type of object - here, ceramic stoves and details of architectural ornament. The book served both as an index of decorative art typologies and also as a catalogue of photographs that could be individually ordered in larger sizes.