Most popular Art & design styles: Modernist design & Bauhaus books
The most popular Art & design styles: Modernist design & Bauhaus books currently available. Updated weekly.
Meet trailblazers like Marianne Brandt, Gertrud Arndt, and Lucia Moholy in Bauhausmadels-or "Bauhaus girls", a term that expressed admiration for the young women who bravely eluded traditional gender roles to build a different future. With never-before-seen portraits and biographies, this is a unique celebration of the Bauhaus centennial and a...
This handy, updated edition explores the Bauhaus School of Art and Design through some 575 illustrations and biographies of its key personalities. Realized in collaboration with the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, the reference work is now available in Bibliotheca Universalis format, the perfect companion for your next trip to Berlin, Weimar, or Dessau.
One hundred years after the founding of the Bauhaus school, this book takes a deeper look at some of this design movement's most recognizable objects.
Take a class at the Bauhaus school with this introduction that lets you experience what it was like to study at the influential school and presents original instructions from the famous Foundation Course.
More than 100 photographs by Harry Cory Wright present the dramatic spaces and rich textures of the Barbican Centre, one of the most radical and visionary post-war buildings in Britain.
Delve into the lives of 50 of the most important figures of the Bauhaus movement through the recollections of former Bauhaus students, teachers, and friends.
Published in a new edition, this book offers an introduction to Bauhaus, one of the most influential movements in modern architecture, art, and design.
Whether we recognise it or not, virtually every aspect of our life today has been influenced in part by the aesthetic legacy of Modernism. In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler examines how and why Modernism began, explaining what it is and showing how it has gradually informed all aspects of 20th and 21st century life.
The concept for the Bauhaus - literally 'building house' - came from Walter Gropius, a practicing architect and one of the great thinkers of the 20th century.
This vibrant book tells the history of the Modernist design movement and how it completely revolutionized graphic design.
Now available in a new compact edition, this book offers a stunning visual archive of nearly 200 images of modern architecture by awardwinning photographer Nicolas Grospierre.
A dazzling dual portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright and early twentieth-century New York, revealing the city's role in establishing the career of America's most famous architect
From the ubiquitous Knoll "Tulip" chairs and tables to the TWA terminal at JFK Airport in New York, Eero Saarinen was one of the 20th century's most prominent space shapers, merging dynamic forms with a modernist sensibility across art and architecture.
The definitive guide to the Bauhaus, one of the twentieth century's most influential schools of art and design
A lively introduction to the seminal art and design movement that changed the way we see, think and live.
A vivid and by turns revealing book focused on the fascinating European journeys of British modernist Frances Hodgkins.
Modern Management Methods asks how the value of a building is produced through instruments of expertise, management ideologies, and historical narratives. It uses the imaging techniques of conservation and the documentary detritus of heritage preservation to show how scientific methods attempt to produce stable notions of history and value.
Presents an account of international modernism, exploring the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assessing its triumphs and failures. The work of the main architects of the movement such as, Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, and Mies van der Rohe is re-examined, shedding light on their roles as acknowledged masters.
This book will transform the way you think about design by showing how integral it is to our daily lives, from the spoon we use to eat our breakfast cereal to the medical equipment used to save lives. John Heskett goes beyond style and taste to look at how different cultures and individuals personalise objects.
The fascinating story of the Isokon, from its beginnings to the present day, and the artistic networks and legacy of the Bauhaus artists during their time in Britain.
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.
The photographs of Julius Shulman offer one of the most compelling visual chronologies of architectural modernism. This fresh edition of Modernism Rediscovered draws on Shulman's personal archives to reveal his images of more than 400 architectural masterpieces from throughout California, as well as the rest of the United States, Mexico, Israel,...
An exploration of the abandoned tributaries of London's vast and vital transportation network through breathtaking images and unexpected stories
With his geometric structures perched upon the hillsides, beaches, and deserts of California, John Lautner is responsible for some of the most original buildings of the 20th century. This introductory book surveys his key works and his iconic aesthetic in an age of space-age technology, economic growth, and affluence.
The expert contributors to this lavishly illustrated volume, devoted entirely to Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion of 1929, address here for the first time the forgotten contexts of the Pavilion's genesis
Between two world wars, the Bauhaus School of Art and Design changed the face of modernity. Realized with the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, this updated edition celebrates the school's centennial, gathering 550 illustrations across 400 pages, including architectural plans and biographies of key figures like Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, and Marianne...
In locating her arguments at the intersection of visual culture and literary and performance studies, Giorgis details how innovations in visual art intersected with shifts in narratives of modernity. The result is a bold intellectual, cultural, and political history of Ethiopia, with art as its centerpiece.
This generously illustrated and comprehensive book examines German and Austrian artists in the 1930s as they reacted to a time of crisis and dissent.
With his passion for smooth surfaces, fine lines, and spatial plans, Adolf Loos was a prophet of 20th-century architecture. This essential introduction explores his rejection of ornamental forms and his radical pursuit of stark, bold, and beautiful design.
An expansive take on American Art Deco that explores Chicago's pivotal role in developing the architecture, graphic design, and product design that came to define middle-class style in the 20th century
A comprehensive and fascinating look at the history of the Museum of Modern Art's Architecture and Design Department under the leadership of the influential curator Arthur Drexler.
Marble Halls is written for the intelligent layperson, rather than for the specialist in the history of architecture, who is interested in the architecture and interiors of America's Gilded Age as an expression of that era's quest for cultural equality with European nations, even as it paralleled the rise of the architectural style of Modernism.
Placing a rare emphasis on the international reach and reception of the Bauhaus, this book assesses the impact of the Bauhaus school from a global perspective.
Israeli architecture was and is still influenced by the International Style, and specifically by the Bauhaus school, with some local modifications. The Bauhaus approach to design began permeating into what was then Palestine under the British Mandate, and developed quickly and strongly in the emerging state of Israel.
The authoritative monograph on Max Bill, available again in a new edition.
Explores the contested history of art and nationalism in the tumultuous last decades of British rule in India. With a fascinating array of art works, this book throws much light on a previously neglected strand of modern art and introduces the work of artists who are little known in Europe or America.
In this volume, art historian T.J. Clark offers a vision of the art of the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on moments when art responded directly, in extreme terms, to the ongoing disaster called "modernity".
Investigating the uneasy relationship between aesthetics and political history, this book traces a genealogy of modernism in colonial and postcolonial India.
Design in the US from the 1950s-70s is now perceived as a golden era. This book looks at the relationship between designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, and Eliot Noyes and the companies who employed them, highlighting the political, social and cultural circumstances in which seminal design icons were created.
Published to accompany the exhibition Lake Keitele: a vision of Finland held at the National Gallery, London, November 15, 2017-February 4, 2018.
"Frances Guerin argues that painters select grey to respond to a key question of modernist art: What is painting? Presenting an impressive range of canonical paintings across centuries, this book is a treatise on color that allows us to see something entirely new in familiar paintings and encourages our appreciation for the innovation and dynamism of the color grey"--