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Ver Sacrum was the leading Austrian magazine from the end of the century and appeared between January 1898 and October 1903. It was the platform for the Vienna Secession. It offered essays on art theory interspersed with monographic articles, written by Austrian and international authors. The layout of the magazine was designed by artists such as Josef Hoffmann, Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser and Otto Wagner. Their attention for graphical design made Ver Sacrum a high point of the Jugendstil, the counterpart of the Belgian Art nouveau. Ver Sacrum devoted a lot of attention to the international artistic context and Belgian artists were assigned a central role. The magazine even devoted special issues to Fernand Khnopff and George Minne.