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The spirit of the Bauhaus

Author: Raphaèle BilléMonique BlancMarie-Sophie Carron de la CarrièreLouise CurtisNicholas Fox WeberAll authors
Publisher: London ; New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2018. ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'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. Uncovering the sources of inspiration that brought the Bauhaus into existence, from medieval cathedrals of Europe and Hokusai prints to William Morris and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raphaèle Billé; Monique Blanc; Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière; Louise Curtis; Nicholas Fox Weber; Olivier Gabet; Jean-Louis Gaillemin; Mathieu Mercier; Anne Monier; Béatrice Quette; Ruth Verity Sharman; Musée des arts décoratifs (France),
ISBN: 9780500021804 0500021805
OCLC Number: 1028625089
Language Note: Translated from French.
Notes: This book was first published to acompany an exhibition of the same name held at the Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, October 19, 2016-February 26, 2017.
Translation of: L'esprit du Bauhaus.
Description: 263 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Foreword / Catherine Tsekenis --
Preface / Pierre-Alexis Dumas and Olivier Gabet --
Essays --
Not just lucky enough to know them but to eat with them / Nicholas Fox Weber --
Esotericism at the Bauhaus / Jean Louis Gaillemin --
Sources and influences --
The Bauhaus and the cathedral builders / Monique Blanc --
The influence of Asian Art / Béatrice Quette --
The object in question: decorative utopias before the Bauhaus / Olivier Gabet --
Workshops and teaching --
Creating, teaching, spreading the message: life at the Bauhaus / Anne Monier --
Ceramics / Louise Curtis --
Cabinet-making ; Metal ; Textiles ; Stained glass ; Sculpture / Raphaèle Billé --
Mural painting ; Printing, bookbinding, typography and advertising / Anne Monier --
Theatre ; Architecture ; Photography ; The teaching of Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky / Louise Curtis --
Inside the Bauhaus --
Series production at the Bauhaus: ambition and reality / Raphaèle Billé --
The 1923 Bauhaus exhibition: four years of creativity / Anne Monier --
The Bauhaus in Dessau / Anne Monier and Louise Curtis --
Death and rebirth of the Bauhaus / Anne Monier --
Bauhaus: an ongoing legacy --
The spirit of the forms / Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière --
The Bauhaus, a potential continuation / Mathieu Mercier.
Other Titles: Esprit du Bauhaus.
Bauhaus
Responsibility: [authors, Raphaèle Billé, Monique Blanc, Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière, Louise Curtis, Nicholas Fox Weber, Olivier Gabet, Jean-Louis Gaillemin, Mathieu Mercier, Anne Monier, Béatrice Quette] ; translated from the French by Ruth Sharman.

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