The Journal G: Material Zur Elementaren Gestaltung Appeared Between 1923 And 1926 And Featured a Unique Combination of Visual Works and Writings by Some of the Most Important Names in European Art and Design. The List of Contributors to the Magazine During Its Short Life Reads Like a Roll Call of the Avant-Garde: It Includes Hans ARP, Walter Benjamin, Naum Gabo, George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann, El Lissitzky, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Man Ray, Hans Richter, Tristan Tzara, and Theo Van Doesburg. What This Disparate Group Had in Common Was a Belief in Gestaltung, or "Elemental Form-Creation," Which Placed Emphasis on the Process and the Materials Through Which Cultural Objects are Produced Rather than on any "ISM," Style, or Form. In G, Works of Engineering, Technology, and Popular Culture Took Their Place Alongside Paintings, Films, Poems, and Sculptures, Creating a Complex and Vivid Image of Urban Modernity.
While Preserving the Original Graphic Design of G, This Book Makes the Journal Available for the First Time in English and Includes an Introduction and Several Incisive Essays That Explore G's Contributions to Art, Architecture, Design, and Film. Both an Invaluable Resource to Art Historians and a Delight to All those Interested in Graphic Design, the Rebirth of G Will Fascinate and Enthrall a New Generation.