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.

Bauhaus

1919-1933 Reform und Avantgarde

Author: Magdalena Droste

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836560115

Category:

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.

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.

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.

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.