Item description for Bauhaus: 1919-1933 by Ulf Meyer & Hans Engels...
Focusing on buildings designed by Bauhaus members from 1919 to 1933, this book features famous and lesser-known building projects in Germany, Vienna, Barcelona, Prague, and Budapest by architects including Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Arranged chronologically, Bauhaus offers informative commentary and photographs, taken especially for this book. Engels' photographs show many buildings in their newly restored conditions and reflect the full range of Bauhaus architecture, one of the most influential schools of architecture in the twentieth century.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 8" Height: 9.75" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2006
Publisher Prestel Publishing
ISBN 3791336134 ISBN13 9783791336138
Availability 0 units.
More About Ulf Meyer & Hans Engels
Ulf Meyer, born 1970, studied architecture in Berlin and Chicago. Author and editor of several publications on contemporary architecture. Worked in Tokyo. 2010 - 2011 Hyde Chair of Excellence at the University of Nebrask a Lincoln. Currently living and working in Berlin.
Ulf Meyer was born in 1970 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Kansas State University, USA.
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Today's Bauhaus Jan 25, 2007
Many art historians consider Bauhaus to be the crucible where architectural modernism was forged. There are many iconic images of Bauhaus architecture that enthusiasts know intimately. (i.e. Barcelona Pavillion, School at Dessau, Brno, etc.) Most of those iconic images were made in the 1930's and they show these buildings at their most pristine and majestic.
What makes Hans Engles' "Bauhaus" interesting is that in 2001, he revistited and had photogaphed most of the surviving Bauhaus buildings. It is simply fascinating to see these iconic buildings in a contemporary setting. These readily accesable images bring these famous structures down to a earth. The other nice thing about this book is to learn how many of these buildings have been preserved and often times returned to their original conception.
In the United States, we are fortunate that the German publishing companies like Prestel, Taschen and Koneman are translating many of their architecture works into English. These German architectural books are some of the most exciting and reasonably priced books being produced today. If you are interested in seeing what Bauhaus looks like today, this is the book for you. Highly recommended.