The New Architecture and the Bauhaus

Author: Walter Gropius
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262570060
Category: Architecture
Page: 112
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One of the most important books on the modern movement in architecture, The New Architecture and the Bauhaus poses some of the fundamental problems presented by the relations of art and industry and considers their possible, practical solution. Gropius traces the rise of the New Architecture and the work of the now famous Bauhaus and, with splendid clarity, calls for a new artist and architect educated to new materials and techniques and directly confronting the requirements of the age.

Before the Bauhaus

Architecture, Politics, and the German State, 1890-1920
Author: John V. Maciuika
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521790048
Category: Architecture
Page: 386
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Before the Bauhaus reevaluates the political, architectural, and artistic cultures of pre-World War I Germany. As contradictory and conflict-ridden as the German Second Reich itself, the world of architects, craftsmen and applied-arts "artists" were not immune to the expansionist, imperialist, and capitalist struggles that transformed Germany in the quarter-century leading up to the First World War. In this study, John Maciuika brings together architectural and design history, political history, social and cultural geography. He substantially revises our understanding of the roots of the Bauhaus and, by extension, the historical roots of twentieth-century German architecture and design. His book sheds new light on hotly contested debates pertaining to the history of Germany in the pre-World War I era, notably the issues surrounding "modernity" and "anti-modernity" in Wilhelmine Germany, the character and effectiveness of the government administration, and the role played by the nation's most important architects, members of the rising bourgeois class, in challenging the traditional aristocracy at the top of the new German economic and social order.

Inventing American Modernism

Joseph Hudnut, Walter Gropius, and the Bauhaus Legacy at Harvard
Author: Jill E. Pearlman
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813926025
Category: Architecture
Page: 276
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From the late 1930s to the early 1950s, the Harvard Graduate School of Design played a crucial role in shaping a new modern architecture and the modern city. Architects, planners, teachers, and students from all over the world looked to the new GSD, with its celebrated faculty and curriculum, for the path to modern design. While the school’s significance is widely recognized by architectural historians, most studies have concentrated on the Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and his transformation of Harvard's old Beaux-Arts School of Architecture into a "Harvard-Bauhaus," a radically new school with a single outlook. In Inventing American Modernism, Jill Pearlman argues that Gropius did not effect these changes alone and, further, that the GSD was not merely an offshoot of the Bauhaus. She offers a crucial missing piece to the story--and to the history of modern architecture--by focusing on Joseph Hudnut, the school’s dean and founder. After heading the architecture school at the University of Virginia, and then at Columbia University, Hudnut created the GSD at Harvard in 1936, before Gropius was appointed, and he headed the school until 1953, the year after Gropius resigned. From the beginning, Hudnut gave the GSD its modern pedagogical direction, and he continued to oversee its curriculum and staffing for the next seventeen years. Although originally an admirer of Gropius's work and theories, Hudnut came to clash with him over the control of the direction of modern architecture and planning in the United States Gropius won the battle, but Pearlman shows that, had the GSD followed the path Hudnut wanted, modern architecture and the modern city might well have been different. In his role as public intellectual, Hudnut wielded an influence that reached outside the university, distinguished by his encouraging people to participate in the architectural and urbanistic matters that affected their lives. A story involving European modernists such as Marcel Breuer, Martin Wagner, and Christopher Tunnard, as well as a number of other architects, city planners, and landscape architects, this book is more than the study of a single school; it is a look at the origins of modernism at a defining moment in the history of twentieth-century architecture. Published in association with the Center for American Places

The Bauhaus Idea and Bauhaus Politics

Author: Éva Forgács
Publisher: Central European University Press
ISBN: 9781858660127
Category: Architecture
Page: 237
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Art historian Éva Forgács's book is an unusual take on the Bauhaus. She examines the school as shaped by the great forces of history as well as the personal dynamism of its faculty and students. The book focuses on the idea of the Bauhaus - the notion that the artist should be involved in the technological innovations of mechanization and mass production - rather than on its artefacts. Founded in 1919 by the architect Walter Gropius and closed down by the Nazis in 1933, the Bauhaus had to struggle through the years of Weimar Germany not only with its political foes but also with the often-diverging personal ambitions and concepts within its own ranks. It is the inner conflicts and their solutions, the continuous modification of the original Bauhaus idea by politics within and without, that make the history of the school and Forgács's account of it dramatic.

Albers and Moholy-Nagy

From the Bauhaus to the New World
Author: Achim Borchardt-Hume,Tate Modern (Gallery)
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030012032X
Category: Architecture
Page: 190
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Catalog of an exhibtion held at the Tate Modern, London, Mar. 9-June 4, 2006, the Kunsthalle Bielefeld, June 25-Oct. 1, 2006, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Nov. 2, 2006-Jan. 21, 2007.


1919-1933 Reform und Avantgarde
Author: Magdalena Droste
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783836560115
Page: 96
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From Bauhaus to Our House

Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429924252
Category: Architecture
Page: 128
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Tom Wolfe, "America's most skillful satirist" (The Atlantic Monthly), examines the strange saga of American architecture in this sequel to The Painted Word, From Bauhaus to Our House.

Space, Time and Architecture

The Growth of a New Tradition
Author: Sigfried Giedion
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674830400
Category: Architecture
Page: 897
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Analyzes contemporary architectural techniques, potentialities, innovations, and concepts as they apply to city planning

The New Vision

Fundamentals of Bauhaus Design, Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture
Author: László Moholy-Nagy
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486138410
Category: Art
Page: 240
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This book, a valuable introduction to the Bauhaus movement, is generously illustrated with examples of students' experiments and typical contemporary achievements. The text also contains an autobiographical sketch.

Breakdown and Rebirth, 1914 to the Present

Author: Thomas Garden Barnes,Gerald D. Feldman
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819123664
Category: History
Page: 273
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A chronological history of Modern Europe from 1914 to the present.

Modern Architecture in Czechoslovakia and Other Writings

Author: Karel Teige
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892365968
Category: Architecture
Page: 367
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The writings of graphic designer, prolific critic, and avant-garde partisan Karel Teige (1900-1951) represent one of the great forgotten legacies of modern artistic theory. Appearing now for the first time in English as Modern Architecture in Czechoslovakia, Teige's original work is supplemented here by a selection of his other writings on art and architecture. An introduction by Jean-Louis Cohen vividly traces the diverse pursuits of this multifaceted figure.

Bibles and Baedekers

Tourism, Travel, Exile and God
Author: Michael Grimshaw
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317491475
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Contemporary tourism and travel have become a form of religion, a new opiate of the masses. However, could Church and theology be religious forms of tourism and travel? 'Bibles and Baedekers' offers a theology of tourism and exile for a modern and postmodern world. It examines the ways in which location, identity and movement have made use of religious texts and metaphor and questions the relative absence of secular texts and ideas in theology. The theology of the tourist and traveller is one of new experiences, the acquisition of identity through movement. 'Bibles and Baedekers' uniquely applies this to the postmodern Christian, embodying the fulfilment of Bonhoeffer's 'religionless Christianity', dislocated from both a secular and 'religious' world.

Programs and Manifestoes on 20th-century Architecture

Author: Ulrich Conrads
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262530309
Category: Architecture
Page: 192
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Nearly every important development in the modern architectural movement began with the proclamation of its convictions in the form of a program or manifesto; the most influential of these are collected here in chronological order from 1903 to 1963.

The Bauhaus and America

First Contacts, 1919-1936
Author: Margret Kentgens-Craig
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262611718
Category: Architecture
Page: 283
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An historical exploration of the Bauhaus--having existed for only fourteen years and boasting fewer than 1,300 students--assesses the school's influence throughout the world in numerous buildings, art-works, objects, concepts, and curricula. Reprint.

Theory and Design in the First Machine Age

Author: Reyner Banham
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262520584
Category: Architecture
Page: 338
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First published in 1960, Theory and Design in the First Machine Age has become required reading in numerous courses on the history of modern architecture and is widely regarded as one of the definitive books on the modern movement. It has influenced a generation of students and critics interested in the formation of attitudes, themes, and forms which were characteristic of artists and architects working primarily in Europe between 1900 and 1930 under the compulsion of new technological developments in the first machine age.

Eileen Gray and the Design of Sapphic Modernity

Staying in
Author: Jasmine Rault,Eileen Gray
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754669616
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
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The first book-length feminist analysis of Eileen Gray's work, Eileen Gray and the Design of Sapphic Modernity: Staying In argues that Gray's unusual architecture and design-as well as its history of abuse and neglect-resulted from her involvement with sapphic modernism. Gray's works share with paintings by Romaine Brooks, and novels by Radclyffe Hall and Djuna Barnes, an aesthetic opacity intended to resist the clarity of lesbian identity.

Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean

Vernacular Dialogues and Contested Identities
Author: Jean-Francois Lejeune,Michelangelo Sabatino
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113525026X
Category: Architecture
Page: 320
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Bringing to light the debt twentieth-century modernist architects owe to the vernacular building traditions of the Mediterranean region, this book considers architectural practice and discourse from the 1920s to the 1980s. The essays here situate Mediterranean modernism in relation to concepts such as regionalism, nationalism, internationalism, critical regionalism, and postmodernism - an alternative history of the modern architecture and urbanism of a critical period in the twentieth century.

Digital Design for Print and Web

An Introduction to Theory, Principles, and Techniques
Author: John DiMarco
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470639199
Category: Design
Page: 352
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The all-inclusive guide—from theory to practice—for print and Web design Any well-conceived print or Web design features the dynamic interplay between visual artistry and technical skill. It becomes important, therefore, for the designer to cultivate an aesthetic eye as well as develop a high degree of computer savvy. By combining basic theory with hands-on technique, Digital Design for Print and Web takes the unique approach of uniting two subjects traditionally approached separately into one complete volume. As a result, you will gain a clearer understanding of the entire creative process, from project management to working with graphics to designing for print and, ultimately, the Web. In this book, you'll find: Full-color text and illustrated, step-by-step instruction supported by more than 75 video tutorials Coverage of professional software including the Adobe Creative Suite A wide variety of inspirational images from well-known designers Online full-length project assignments from entry level to advanced An ideal resource for design students or practitioners, Digital Design for Print and Web will show you to how to create more effectively and guide you on the path toward digital design mastery.