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The ABCs of [triangle square circle] : the Bauhaus and design theory

Author: Ellen Lupton; J Abbott Miller
Publisher: New York : Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, ©1993.
Series: Design writing research monograph.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Traces the origins and impact of the Bauhaus in relation to basic design, graphic design and typography ... Essays address various aspects of the Bauhaus, including its relationship to Weimar culture, Herbert Bayer's geometric type design called 'universal, ' and the semiotic implications of Kandinsky's celebrated attempt to establish fundamental laws of form and colour with his 'triangle/square/circle'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: Bauhaus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Lupton; J Abbott Miller
ISBN: 1878271423 9781878271426
OCLC Number: 28773560
Notes: "First published in the USA in 1991 to accompany the exhibition 'The ABCs of [triangle square circle] : the Bauhaus and design theory, from preschool to post-modernism"--Colophon.
Bracketed words in title are represented by geometric shapes.
Description: 63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: The ABCs of [triangle square circle] : the Bauhaus and design theory / Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller --
Elementary school / J. Abbot Miller --
Visual dictionary / Ellen Lupton --
The birth of Weimar / Tori Egherman --
Herbert Bayer's universal type in its historical contexts / Mike Mills --
Appendix. The gender of the universal / Mike Mills --
[Triangle square circle] : a psychological test --
[Triangle] and [circle] to [square] : psychoanalysis and geometry / Julia Reinhard Lupton and Kenneth Reinhard --
Design in N-dimensions / Alan Wolf --
Beyond [triangle square circle] : fractal geometry / Alan Wolf.
Series Title: Design writing research monograph.
Other Titles: ABCs of the Bauhaus
Responsibility: edited by Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller.

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"Traces the origins and impact of the Bauhaus in relation to basic design, graphic design and typography ... Essays address various aspects of the Bauhaus, including its relationship to Weimar culture, Herbert Bayer's geometric type design called 'universal, ' and the semiotic implications of Kandinsky's celebrated attempt to establish fundamental laws of form and colour with his 'triangle/square/circle' test"--Publisher description.

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