Friday, March 28, 2008

bauhaus




From 1919 to 1933, in Weimar, Dessau and then Berlin, the Bauhaus (literally, "house of construction") was much more than just a professional school of a new genre-it was a modern Utopia. Painters, teaching specialists, architects, urban planners, artisans, engineers, actors, musicians, photographers and designers worked together there on a new concept of everyday life. An experimental style became dominant-bare, functional and scrupulously clear
-the style of the 20th century. book available for purchase here







also, definitely pick up tom wolfe's essay "From Bauhaus to Our House" if you haven't yet. a quick must read.

1 comment:

Julia said...

Assouline rocks!!!!

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