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The definitive guide to the Bauhaus, one of the twentieth century’s most influential schools of art and design

“Architects, sculptors, painters, we all must return to the crafts!” declared architect Walter Gropius in his Bauhaus manifesto. Founded in 1919 as an art school in Weimar, the Bauhaus established itself as a major influence on twentieth- century art and design. Bauhaus students were taught by some of the most celebrated artists of the time, including Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, and Wassily Kandinsky. Having moved to Berlin in 1932 under architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, it was forced to close for good by the Gestapo in 1933.

Uncovering the sources of inspiration that brought the Bauhaus into existence, from medieval cathedrals of Europe and Hokusai prints to William Morris and Arts and Crafts, The Spirit of the Bauhaus explores workshops and courses in detail, illustrating the extraordinary wealth of experimentation in every medium: ceramics, wood and metalwork, textiles, glass- painting, sculpture, mural, printing and binding, theater, architecture, and photography.

This essential and accessible guide to the Bauhaus, published in time for the 100th anniversary of the school in 2019, celebrates a school that continues to be recognized as the most durable and influential source of modern ideas about art, design, and craft.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780500021804
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 05/22/2018
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 741,337
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Olivier Gabet is director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

Anne Monier, a graduate of the Sorbonne and the École
Normale Supérieure, is a curator at the Musée des Arts
Décoratifs. Her research focus is the Bauhaus in general and Herbert Bayer in particular.

Raphaèle Billé is an assistant curator at the Musée des
Arts Décoratifs. Her university research was on the topic of French metal furniture from 1925 to 1937.

Monique Blanc is a senior curator at the Musée des Arts
Décoratifs and head of the Middle Ages/Renaissance department.

Louise Curtisis an assistant curator at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. She is also a PhD candidate in History of Photography at the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland.

Nicholas Fox Weber is executive director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. He has curated many exhibitions and written extensively on the Bauhaus Group.

Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière is a senior curator at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and head of the fashion collections from 1800 to 1945.

Jean-Louis Gaillemin, founder of Beaux-Arts magazine and L’Objet d’art, is an honorary lecturer at the Université
Paris-Sorbonne, specializing in architecture and decor.

Mathieu Mercier is a French visual artist. He was awarded the Marcel Duchamp prize in 2003.

Béatrice Quette is head of the Asian collections at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

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