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Title:
Bauhaus Weimar : designs for the future
Author:
Siebenbrodt, Michael.
Publication Information:
Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz ; New York, N.Y. : Distribution in the US D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
294 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9783775790314
Format :
Book

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Central Library N332.G33 B48 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

In April 1919 Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany. Until 1925, the year it moved to Dessau, this was the meeting-place for the wide spectrum of often contradicory ideas, utopias and experiments that formed the basis of the institution's renown. With more than 400 illustrations, this book illustrates the achievements of the Weimar Bauhaus--the first time they have been given such extensive coverage in a publication. The main focus is on the outstanding works by students from all workshops, from the studies in the famous introductory cours given by Johannes Itten to the design sketches that have become classics today. Another section is dedicated to Weimar's important Bauhaus collections, especially the world's only authorised collection on the Weimar Bauhaus at the Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar, which contains more than 8000 exhibits. Finally, the original Bauhaus locations in Weimar are brought to life, such as Henry van de Veldes' art school buildings and Walter Gropius' memorial to those who died in the Revolution of 1848. Thanks to the great wealth of material, some of which is published for the first time in this book, what emerges is a colorfull, pluralistic world that contradicts the common idea of one single Bauhaus.


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