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TitleCafes and Bars: Living in the Public (Interior Architecture)
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Table of Contents
                            Book Cover
Illustration credits
Notes on contributors
Introduction Cafés and bars—places for sociability Christoph Grafe and Franziska Bollerey
01 The architecture of cafés, coffee houses and public bars Christoph Grafe
02 Setting the stage for modernity The cosmos of the coffee house Franziska Bollerey
03 Scenes from the café gossip, politics and the creation of personalities A selection of texts from and on cafés Photographic impressions and introductions by Christoph Grafe
04 Cafés Hermann Czech
Case studies
	Caffè Pedrocchi, Padua (1826–31)
	Café Riche/Café de la Paix, Paris (1804/1894 and 1863)
	Café Central, Vienna (1875)
	Café Bauer, Berlin (1878)
	The Philharmonic Hotel, Liverpool (1898–1900)
	Café Américain, Amsterdam (1902)
	The Willow Tea Rooms, Glasgow (1904)
	American Bar (Kärntnerbar), Vienna (1907–8)
	Café Worpswede, Worpswede (1924–25)
	Hotel-Café Avion, Brno (1927–28)
	Bar Craja, Milan (1930)
	La Maison du Café, Paris (1933)
	Seagram Executive Bar, New York (1936)
	Coco Tree Bar, Los Angeles (1933)
	Café Kranzler, Berlin (1958)
	Splügen Bräu, Milan (1960)
	Niban Kan, Tokyo (1970)
	Café Costes, Paris (1984)
	Zsa Zsa, Barcelona (1988)
	MAK Café, Vienna (1993)
	Schutzenberger, Strasbourg (1999)
Select bibliography Compiled by Holger Pump-Uhlmann
Document Text Contents
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Interior Architecture series
Christoph Grafe, series editor

Interiors play a significant role in the patterns of changing use and meaning in
contemporary cities. Often designed as short-term proposals in existing (and often former
industrial or commercial) buildings, their designers are able to respond flexibly to larger
developments on an urban and global scale, both following fashions and trends and
establishing them. In the design discipline, there is high level of awareness of new
developments in the wider cultural field, including the visual arts, popular visual culture,
advertising and media, that other disciplines within the architectural profession
sometimes lack.

At the same time, the study of interiors is a largely untheorized field, operating largely
outside the traditional territory of academic thought. This series aims at an investigation
of the historical, theoretical and practical aspects of interiors by subjecting the results of
current design activity and historical precedents to academic examination, discussing
them at the level of technical solutions (light, materials and services), and against a wider
cultural and historic background. All volumes contain a series of critical articles, texts by
practitioners and documentation of key projects which have been selected to illustrate
both their place in the history of design and the architectural solutions employed by their
designers. The volumes in the Interior Architecture series can be used as handbooks for
the practitioner and as critical introductions to the history of material culture and

Forthcoming titles
Boutiques and Other Retail Spaces

The architecture of seduction
Edited by David Vernet and Leontine de Wit

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01 Ground floor

Café Riche

Both the Café Riche and the Café de la Paix have their origins in the development and
expansion of the Parisian boulevards, each of them emerging during different stages of
the construction of these large metropolitan avenues. The Café Riche was launched as a
fashionable venue on one of the first proper boulevards and was part of establishing the
particular forms of use that these became associated with. The Café de la Paix came into
existence in the wake of rearranging the area around the new Opéra under the aegis of
Baron Haussmann in the 1860s, when the boulevard system was fully developed.

The boulevards replacing the mediaeval ramparts, including today's Boulevard des
Italiens and Boulevard des Capucines, had already become a stage for the promenade
during the Ancien Regime, but in the first decades of the nineteenth century they
developed into the central location for the public display of the middle and upper classes.

Case studies 123

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Newspaper offices, the stock exchange, theatres and luxurious boutiques were located on
or near the boulevards. Cafés and restaurants competed for the attention of respectable
citizens as well as artists who frequented the Café Tortoni, the Café Anglais or the Divan

02 First floor

Among these establishments, the Café Riche was particularly known for the quality (and
high prices) of its culinary offerings and for its late opening hours.1 Founded in 1791 and
relocated to the corner of rue Peletier and the Boulevard des Italiens in 1804, the Café
Riche was also one of the most exclusively furnished cafés in this most fashionable part

1 Fosca, F., Histoire des cafés de Paris, Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1934 p. 134

Case studies 124

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Tatlin, Vladimir (1885–1953) 74
tavern 10
tea room 15, 56, 58, 134–135
Temperance movement 134
Thomas, Walter (dates unkown) 125
Thonet chair 34, 35, 198
Thonet, Michael (1796–1871) 34
tobacco 9
Tokyo, Niban Kan 183–186
Tomizza, Fulvio (1935–1999) 71
Trieste 71
Trinidad 46
Trotsky, Leon (Lev Davidovich Bronstein) (1879–1940) 69, 114
Tzara, Tristan (1896–1963) 74

Venice 9, 45, 48, 62
Venice, Caffè Florian 9, 89
Venice, Caffè Quadri 9
Verlaine, Paul (1844–1896) 68
Verri, Pietro (1728–1797) 62
Vienna 3, 9, 10,15, 21, 22–28, 34, 36, 39, 44, 46-47, 50, 74–79, 83, 84, 87, 112, 118, 140–144,
171, 196–199
Vienna Kaffeehaus (coffee house) 3, 17, 23–28, 47, 64, 83, 199, 118
Vienna, American (Kärntner) Bar 15, 74, 140–144, 171

Café Central 26–28, 39, 77–78, 82, 91–93, 112–117
Café Daum 34
Café Demel 44
Café Griensteidl 24, 28, 74, 80
Café Hawelka 78–79
Café Herrenhof 28, 77
Café Landtmann 77
Café MAK 24, 196–199
Café Museum 24, 36, 74–76, 140
Café Neuner 77
Café Prückl 79
Café Raimund 78
Café Savoy 87
Café Schwarzenberg 79
Café Sperl 24, 79, 80, 83
Café Spröckl 79–80
Café Stein 79
Café Westend 84
Café Zartl 79
Kramersches Etablissement 77
Prater 9, 10, 28, 52, 141

Voghera, Giorgio (1908–1999) 71
Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet, 1694–1778), 22, 65, 89

Index 258

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wagon (bar type) 33, 125
wainscoting (see also panelling) 12, 26, 144, 182
Wiesner, Arnost (1890–1971) 150
Winckelmann, Johann Joachim (1717–1768) 62
Wolf, Hugo (1860–1903) 77
Worpswede (near Bremen), Café Worpswede 145–149
Wren, Sir Christopher (1632–1723) 48, 60
Wroclaw (Breslau) 15

Yarmouth 65
Yemen 45

Zinc (counter) 11, 141, 202
Zurich, Café Odeon 74
Zweig, Stefan (1881–1942) 64

Index 259

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