Golden Pixel Award 2011, Winner: Kat. Buch & Bildbände

Ilsebill Barta, Peter Parenzan
Photos: Lois Lammerhuber
24 x 32 cm, 500 pages, 277 photos
German/English, Hardcover in a slipcase
ISBN: 978-3-901753-18-3, December 2010


Over a period of 100 years, the former Vienna residence of the Habsburg dynasty developed into an exhibition complex unequalled worldwide. 16 museums, three churches, one of the world’s most important libraries, a high-tech centre for international conferences, and state rooms for the most beautiful balls in the city account for the democratic re-interpretation of the seat of imperial power. Consequently, the President of the Republic of Austria has elected domicile in the Hofburg. Through spectacular pictures taken from unexpected angles of vision, Lois Lammerhuber leads the viewer through an amazing journey through an icon of the Habsburg monarchy.


Ilsebill Barta

studied art history, psychology, and ethnology in Vienna and Hamburg. She is currently head of the department in charge of curator matters at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth, and scientific director of the Vienna Hofmobiliendepot Museum and the Vienna Hofsilber- und Tafelkammer. Curator of exhibitions and author of numerous publications on body language and physiognomy, portrait painting, art heist, arts and crafts, and design.

Lois Lammerhuber

is a photographer and publisher. His close collaboration with GEO Magazine started in 1984, continues to this day, and has greatly influenced his approach to photography. His pictures have been published in hundreds of books and magazines and earned him international awards, including three times the Graphis Photo Awards for the world’s best photo report of the year. He joined the Art Directors Club New York in 1994. In 1996 he set up Edition Lammerhuber publishing house. In 2014 he received the Republic of Austria’s Cross of Honour, First Class, for Science and Art, followed in 2017 by the Golden Medal of Honour for Services to the City of Vienna, the Prize for Special Merit for Representative and Media Art by the City of Baden and the Grand Medal of Honour for Services to the Province of Lower Austria. In 2018 he became Director of the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo.

Peter Parenzan

studied art history in Vienna. Until 2003, he was scientific director of the Vienna Hofmobiliendepot Museum and the Vienna Hofsilber- und Tafelkammer. He organised numerous exhibitions in Austria and abroad on the Biedermeier, the art of dining, and the Habsburg myth.