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...
Published in a new edition, this book offers an introduction to Bauhaus, one of the most influential movements in modern architecture, art, and design.
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.
By examining the studios and studio-houses used by British artists between 1900 and 1940, this book reveals the ways in which artists used architecture - occupying and adapting Victorian studios and commissioning new ones - and, in doing so, shows them coming to terms with the past, and in the process, inventing different modes of being modern.
Essays, photo-essays, interviews, manifestos, diagrams, and a play explore the varied legacies, influences, and futures of the Bauhaus.
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.
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.
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.
Mid-century design continues to grow in popularity and this book is perfect for any design lover.
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.
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...
A defining form-giver of the 20th century, Marcel Breuer is a modernist locus classicus. From his landmark tubular furniture to "binuclear" housing, his projects across Europe and the United States are case studies in the balance of texture, color, and form, and the elegant symbiosis of local and global, big and small, rough and smooth.
Architect, magazine editor, artist, academic: Gio Ponti's multifaceted oeuvre blurred boundaries across creative disciplines and lead the evolution of modern design in Italy. Filled with archival images, a timeline, and map of his Milanese buildings, this dedicated introduction traces Ponti's most celebrated works and provides an extensive...
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
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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.
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 manifesto of a modernist housing ideology
The photographs of Julius Shulman offer one of the most compelling visual chronologies of architectural modernism. This book offers privileged access to Shulman's extraordinary archives with some 200 images paying homage to the multifarious forms of modernism across California and the rest of the United States.
Through more than 100 structures, most of which are open to tourism, this volume makes it possible to experience the historical and architectural vestiges of the "New Architecture." Besides the famous buildings, it presents insider tips for sites to visit throughout Germany.
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.
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.
A lively introduction to the seminal art and design movement that changed the way we see, think and live.
Now available in an expanded and revised edition, this book contains an outstanding collection of photographs by the renowned architectural photographer Hans Engels and provides a detailed survey of surviving Bauhaus architecture in Europe.
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.
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
In his most ambitious endeavour since Freud, acclaimed cultural historian Peter Gay traces and explores the rise of Modernism in the arts, the cultural movement that heralded and shaped the modern world, dominating western high culture for over a century.
What really defines modernism? Why did it begin and how long did it last? Is Modernism over now? This graphic guide presents an exploration of the last century's most thrilling artistic work - and what it's really all about.
Modernist visionary Walter Gropius was founding director of the Bauhaus and pioneer of the International Style. From the Bauhaus School in Dessau, Germany, to the Chicago Tribune Tower, his fundamental tenets of functional beauty and a complete aesthetic environment remain benchmarks for architects, designers, and urbanists alike.
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.
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.
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.
Investigating the uneasy relationship between aesthetics and political history, this book traces a genealogy of modernism in colonial and postcolonial India.
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 concept for the Bauhaus - literally 'building house' - came from Walter Gropius, a practicing architect and one of the great thinkers of the 20th century.
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.
The career of the pioneering designer Muriel Cooper, whose work spanned media from printed book to software interface; generously illustrated in color.
The definitive guide to the Bauhaus, one of the twentieth century's most influential schools of art and design
"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"--