The Story of the Bauhaus

The Story of the Bauhaus

Thanks to this philosophy, the Bauhaus still shapes the world around us. Trace The Story of the Bauhaus through the 100 personalities, designs, ideas and events that shaped this monumental movement.

Author: Frances Ambler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781781576588

Category: Design

Page: 224

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Now 100 years old, the Bauhaus still looks just as fresh today as it did when it began. It was a place to experiment and embrace a new creative freedom. Thanks to this philosophy, the Bauhaus still shapes the world around us. Trace The Story of the Bauhaus through the 100 personalities, designs, ideas and events that shaped this monumental movement. Learn about leaders Paul Klee, Walter Gropius, Anni Albers and Wassily Kandinsky; witness groundbreaking events and wild parties that would revolutionise contemporary design; and discover a range of innovative ideas and new ways of thinking.
Categories: Design

Inside the Bauhaus

Inside the Bauhaus

The story of the Bauhaus may be said to have begun with Gropius's trip on his thirty-sixth birthday, May 18, 1919, from Berlin to Weimar. He was accompanied by Feininger, the first of his chosen teachers to set foot in Weimar and the ...

Author: Howard Dearstyne

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483135748

Category: Education

Page: 287

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Inside the Bauhaus presents the story of an idea about how people might live. It is also the story of a school, the Bauhaus, whose life span coincided with the Weimar Republic's and whose history mirrors German history between the two world wars. Through mass-production, the Bauhaus, like the German Werkbund, hoped to change the quality of the designed object and the designed environment for everyone. Quality of life was an important design consideration in the housing schemes developed by Walter Gropius and Hannes Meyer, respectively the first and second directors of the school, and Ludwig Hilberseimer, whose teaching responsibilities at the Bauhaus included the planning curriculum. Howard Dearstyne, the author of the present work, was one of a handful of Americans to study at the Bauhaus and the only one to earn a diploma in architecture. His account of life and education at the Bauhaus is drawn chiefly from contemporary sources, from his letters, from journals and letters kept by members of the Bauhaus faculty, from newspaper articles, and from the recollections of others. Dearstyne also includes historical background of the structure of the curriculum of the Bauhaus as well as discussions of the various workshops and how they functioned prior to his admission to the school.
Categories: Education

Constructions of Media Authorship

Constructions of Media Authorship

However, the story of the Bauhaus lamp took an odd turn: In 1980, Tecnolumen – a company based in Bremen – had produced a re-edition of the Bauhaus lamp. Included with the first edition of two hundred lamps had been a small brochure ...

Author: Christiane Heibach

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110679694

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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The author is dead, long live the author! This paradox has shaped discussions on authorship since at least the 1960s, when the dominant notion of the individual author-genius was first critically questioned. The ongoing discussion has mainly focused on literature and the arts, but has ignored nearly any artistic practice beyond these two fields. “Constructions of Media Authorship” aims to fill this gap: the volume’s interdisciplinary contributions reflect historical and current artistic practices within various media and attempt to grasp them from different perspectives. The first part sheds a new light on different artistic and design practices and questions the still dominant view on the individual identifiable author. The second part discusses creative practices in literature, emphasizing the interrelation of aesthetic discourses and media practices. The third part investigates authoring in audiovisual media, especially film and TV, while the final part turns to electronic and digital media and their collective creativity and hybrid mediality. The volume is also an attempt to develop new methodological approaches, focusing on the interplay between various human and non-human actors in different media constellations.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Story of Western Furniture

The Story of Western Furniture

the Werkbund designers, amalgamated the Academy at Weimar with the local Arts and Crafts School to form the Bauhaus, did the problems of designing for industry begin to be solved. Six months after war ended Gropius sent an exhilarating ...

Author: Phyllis Bennett Oates

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781561310678

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

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This absorbing history traces the development of furniture design and production, from the days of ancient Egypt to the present, describing what articles were made in each period, how they were made, and what were the social and economic conditions that affected style and finish.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

The Moderns

The Moderns

In September of last year the Association of Arts and Industries announced the establishment in Chicago of a “new” Bauhaus, with L. Moholy-Nagy as Director. The following month its doors opened to a group of American students, ...

Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781683350125

Category: Design

Page: 256

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In The Moderns, we meet the men and women who invented and shaped Midcentury Modern graphic design in America. The book is made up of generously illustrated profiles, many based on interviews, of more than 60 designers whose magazine, book, and record covers; advertisements and package designs; posters; and other projects created the visual aesthetics of postwar modernity. Some were émigrés from Europe; others were homegrown—all were intoxicated by elemental typography, primary colors, photography, and geometric or biomorphic forms. Some are well-known, others are honored in this volume for the first time, and together they comprised a movement that changed our design world.
Categories: Design

The Bauhaus and America

The Bauhaus and America

First Contacts 1919-1936 Margret Kentgens - Craig TRANSLATED BY LYNETTE WIDDER he Bauhaus was founded in " An intelligent book , illuminating the perception Weimar in 1919 by the Ger- of the Bauhaus in the outside world and the conman ...

Author: Margret Kentgens-Craig

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262611716

Category: Architecture

Page: 283

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An historical exploration of the Bauhaus--having existed for only fourteen years and boasting fewer than 1,300 students--assesses the school's influence throughout the world in numerous buildings, art-works, objects, concepts, and curricula. Reprint.
Categories: Architecture

Orientations

Orientations

54 The Bauhaus Model1 We can see for ourselves the enormous difference between musical life conceived as ' the retailing of ... I imagine that you are all familiar with the story of the Bauhaus , a quite exceptional institution whose ...

Author: Pierre Boulez

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674643763

Category: Music

Page: 541

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Pierre Boulez is one of the most influential--and controversial--figures in the world of contemporary music. As composer, conductor, and critic, his challenging views of modern developments are lent a special authority by his high standing as an interpreter of classic composers. Orientations will enhance his reputation as a lucid expositor of the modern composer's world. When writing about composing and analysis Boulez forges a new way of thinking about music. He is immensely illuminating about his own compositions. He offers special insight on composers with whom he has been particularly associated as a conductor--including Berlioz, Debussy, Wagner, Mahler, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and Messiaen. And he writes about performance and orchestras, tackling the question of how to make new music more familiar for the concert-goer. This rich and wide-ranging volume is truly a special resource for everyone wanting to learn more about twentieth-century music.
Categories: Music

Engineered to Sell

Engineered to Sell

The 1961 Spiegel cover story on Florence Knoll and her company presented an opportunity for the magazine to rehash the story of the Bauhaus and its functionalist style for a wide postwar readership, a story that included their ...

Author: Jan L. Logemann

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226660295

Category: History

Page: 352

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The mid-twentieth-century marketing world influenced nearly every aspect of American culture—music, literature, politics, economics, consumerism, race relations, gender, and more. In Engineered to Sell, Jan L. Logemann traces the transnational careers of consumer engineers in advertising, market research, and commercial design who transformed capitalism from the 1930s through the 1960s. He argues that the history of marketing consumer goods is not a story of American exceptionalism. Instead, the careers of immigrants point to the limits of the “Americanization” paradigm. Logemann explains the rise of a dynamic world of goods and examines how and why consumer engineering was shaped by transatlantic exchanges. From Austrian psychologists and little-known social scientists to the illustrious Bauhaus artists, the emigrés at the center of this story illustrate the vibrant cultural and commercial connections between metropolitan centers: Vienna and New York; Paris and Chicago; Berlin and San Francisco. By focusing on the transnational lives of emigré consumer researchers, marketers, and designers, Engineered to Sell details the processes of cultural translation and adaptation that mark both the midcentury transformation of American marketing and the subsequent European shift to “American” consumer capitalism.
Categories: History

Architecture Re assembled

Architecture Re assembled

The story of the Bauhaus is so well known that it hardly needs recounting here. Its Vorkurs (preliminary course), with its aim of liberating the creative potential of students, became emulated in art school foundation courses everywhere ...

Author: Trevor Garnham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134052998

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Beginning from the rise of modern history in the eighteenth century, this book examines how changing ideas in the discipline of history itself has affected architecture from the beginning of modernity up to the present day. It reflects upon history in order to encourage and assist the reader in finding well-founded principles for architectural design. This is not simply another history of architecture, nor a ‘history of histories’. Setting buildings in their contemporaneous ideas about history, it spans from Fischer von Erlach to Venturi and Rossi, and beyond to architects working in the fallout from both the Modern Movement – Aalto, Louis Kahn, Aldo van Eyck – and Post-modernism – such as Rafael Moneo and Peter Zumthor. It shows how Soane, Schinkel and Stirling, amongst others, made a meaningful use of history and contrasts this with how a misreading of Hegel has led to an abuse of history and an uncritical flight to the future. This is not an armchair history but a lively discussion of our place between past and future that promotes thinking for making.
Categories: Architecture

Bauhaus Construct

Bauhaus Construct

... paper, and typefaces in those years frequently got on my nerves” (Walter Benjamin: The Story of a Friendship [Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1981],71.) 11 Benjamin, OneWay Street, in Selected Writings, 456.

Author: Jeffrey Saletnik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135252571

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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Reconsidering the status and meaning of Bauhaus objects in relation to the multiple re-tellings of the school’s history, this volume positions art objects of the Bauhaus within the theoretical, artistic, historical, and cultural concerns in which they were produced and received. Contributions from leading scholars writing in the field today – including Frederic J. Schwartz, Magdalena Droste, and Alina Payne – offer an entirely new treatment of the Bauhaus. Issues such as art and design pedagogy, the practice of photography, copyright law, and critical theory are discussed. Through a strong thematic structure, new archival research and innovative methodologies, the questions and subsequent conclusions presented here re-examine the history of the Bauhaus and its continuing legacy. Essential reading for anyone studying the Bauhaus, modern art and design.
Categories: Architecture