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Functional beauty Founded in Weimar in 1919, the Bauhaus school developed a revolutionary approach that fused fine art with craftsmanship and engineering in everything from architecture to furniture, typography, and even theater. Originally headed by Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus counted among its members artists and architects such as Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky, Lszl Moholy-Nagy, and Marcel Breuer. In 1930 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe took over as the leader, but soon after, in 1933, the Nazi government shut down the school. During its fourteen years of existence, Bauhaus managed to change the faces of art, architecture, and industrial design forever and is still hugely influential today.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 7.25" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
ISBN 3822836494 ISBN13 9783822836491
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More About Magdalena Droste & Peter Gossel
Droste has written a number of books on textile workshops.
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What makes this one stand out as a must read book about Bauhaus May 12, 2006
If you want a comprehensive historical information as well as tons of full color photos of all sorts of Bauhaus inspired works -from architecture to practical objects - this is the book you should have. Open it and read a single article, think about it and close the book. Or browse through the photos and marvel at the teapots, the furniture, the architectural style.
You can savor this one slowly (and I think you should) rather than trying to read it through all at once. If you do that, you'll start to get a sense of the Bauhaus style and how it fits into the particular period when it came into being - and how it grew and evolved from there.
Excellent source for Bauhaus visual info Oct 2, 2005
While this book offers an excellent collection of images related to the Bauhaus, it traces the history and the development of the Bauhaus comprehensively as well. This book, alongwith Eva Forgacs' Bauhaus Idea and Bauhaus Politics can give you a general idea about what the institution was all about.
Its an amazing read.
Get a new great acknowledgement! Jun 7, 2000
You can know lots of new details. It helps you to study not only design but art itself.
To know about Bauhaus deeply... Jun 7, 2000
This book has great studies. Lots of new details for me are in it. It helps you to study design and art histry.
Great book about a great school Feb 27, 1998
Bauhaus was one of the most important movements in design-history. Magdalena Drosta describes the ideas, the people, the work and the spirit of the Bauhaus. The best thing: It is never boring. The book does not only concentrate on the art taught at the Bauahaus but also describes its political problems. A lot of excellent pictures in a good priniting quality (especially in relation to the price) make this a book, you always like to look at.