The Bauhaus Group: Six Masters of Modernism

The Bauhaus Group: Six Masters of Modernism

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by Nicholas Fox Weber
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300169841

ISBN-13: 9780300169843

Pub. Date: 02/28/2011

Publisher: Yale University Press

Nicholas Fox Weber, for thirty-four years head of the Albers Foundation, spent many years with Anni and Josef Albers, the only husband-and-wife artistic pair at the Bauhaus (she was a textile artist; he was a professor and an artist, in glass, metal, wood, and photography). The Alberses told him their own stories and described life at the Bauhaus with their fellow

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Nicholas Fox Weber, for thirty-four years head of the Albers Foundation, spent many years with Anni and Josef Albers, the only husband-and-wife artistic pair at the Bauhaus (she was a textile artist; he was a professor and an artist, in glass, metal, wood, and photography). The Alberses told him their own stories and described life at the Bauhaus with their fellow artists and teachers, Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, as well as with these figures' lesser-known wives and girlfriends.

In this extraordinary group biography, Weber brilliantly brings to life the pioneering art school in Germany's Weimar and Dessau in the 1920s and early 1930s, and captures the spirit and flair with which these Bauhaus geniuses lived, as well as their consuming goal of making art and architecture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300169843
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Klee's Birthday Party xiii

Walter Gropius 3

Paul Klee 95

Wassily Kandinsky 204

Josef Albers 259

Anni Albers 341

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 416

The Bauhaus Lives 463

Acknowledgments 487

Notes 491

Index 503

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This overview of the Bauhaus artists is fascinating. It is well written and has revealing information from recent sources. I am enjoying all the new tidbits and the links between these artists.