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The structure and philosophy of the Bauhaus, even more than its actual designs,
played the decisive role. The school came into being in 19 19 when, under the
young and passionately idealistic architect Walter Gropius (1883- 1969), two
This point was not lost on Gropius, whose work up to 1914 was all industrial. In
his precocious design for the Fagus shoe- last factory of 191 1, probably the most
"advanced" building of any sort put up in Europe before the Great War, Gropius ...
Sensing the mood, Gropius fired Itten in 1923 and replaced him with the
Hungarian Constructivist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, who took charge of the Basic
Course and - basic to industrial relations - the metal workshops. Gropius also
organized an ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
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Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review