Hardcover, 8.3 x 10.2 in., 1.35 lb, 96 pages
Despite being shut down by the Nazis after just fourteen years in existence, the Bauhaus art school stands as one of the defining movements of modern history. This book introduces the school’s commitment to creative expression, cutting-edge ideas, and the combination of fine art and technology in a utopian future.
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Designs of the Time
The most famous art school of modernityIn a fleeting fourteen year period, sandwiched between two world wars, Germany’s Bauhaus school of art and design changed the face of modernity. With utopian ideals for the future, the school developed a pioneering fusion of fine art, craftsmanship, and technology to be applied across painting, sculpture, design, architecture, film, photography, textiles, ceramics, theatre, and installation.
As much an intense personal community as a publicly minded collective, the Bauhaus was first founded by Walter Gropius (1883–1969), and counted Josef and Anni Albers, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer, Gunta Stölzl, Marianne Brandt and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe among its members. Between its three successive locations in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin, the school fostered charismatic and creative exchange between teachers and students, all varied in their artistic styles and preferences, but united in their idealism and their interest in a “total” work of art across different practices and media.
This book celebrates the adventurous innovation of the Bauhaus movement, both as a trailblazer in the development of modernism, and as a paradigm of art education, where an all-encompassing freedom of creative expression and cutting-edge ideas led to functional and beautiful creations.
Born back in 1985, the Basic Art Series has evolved into the best-selling art book collection ever published. Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture series features:
- an introduction to the life and work of the architect
- the major works in chronological order
- information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions
- a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings
- approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts, and plans)
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Knowledge for everyone
Dariusz, October 27, 2021
Are you starting to be interested in architecture? Or culture in general? Such a book will explain the basics in a simple and accessible way.
Rohan, October 27, 2021
A beautiful Taschen hardback at a great price. This series never disappoints and looks great as a collection or individually.
For the true design student
Nando, October 27, 2021
This one will give you a perfect inside on the foundation of modern day art. Always good to have in your arsenal of knowledge.
Emanuele, October 27, 2021
Adam, October 27, 2021
I have more that 20 Taschen books and every obe is amazing. For architects it’s a ton of knowledge nowhere else seen. For photographers it’s the best inspiration source.