Discover the fascinating world of the Bauhaus, the most influential art school of the twentieth century, and its lasting impact on modern culture. From architecture and art to design, fashion, film, and photography, the Bauhaus revolutionized interdisciplinary practices and inspired generations of artists worldwide. This community of like-minded individuals generated an enormous concentration of artistic energy and continues to shape the modern aesthetic we know today.
Assouline's Style series celebrates the iconic art movements and design styles that have shaped our world. This volume, curated by respected curator Mateo Kries of the Vitra Design Museum, showcases impactful images of architecture, art, objects, graphic design, and fashion from the past 100 years, revealing the enduring modernity of Bauhaus Style. With insightful text, this book offers new perspectives and surprising insights, providing inspiration for designers of interiors, furniture, consumer products, fashion, and architecture. Experience the power of the Bauhaus and its societal critique, and discover why it remains as relevant today as it did in its revolutionary beginnings.
- 288 pages
- over 225 illustrations
- English language
- Released in July 2023
- W 9.75 x L 13 x D 1.4 in
- Linen Hardcover
- ISBN: 9781649802026
- 5.0 lbs.
Mateo Kries joined the Vitra Design Museum in 1995, first as a curator then as the director of the museum’s branch in Berlin. In 2001, he co-founded the DESIGNMAI festival in Berlin, in 2006 he became the chief curator at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, and since 2011 he is the museum’s director. During his tenure at the Vitra Design Museum, Kries has been responsible for numerous highly acclaimed projects, including exhibitions about the Bauhaus, African design and personalities such as Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto and many more. In 2010, Kries published the book Total Design, a critical analysis of the omnipresence of design as a contemporary practice. In 2019, he co-produced Atlas of Furniture Design, the most comprehensive book on furniture design ever published. Kries holds a DPhil in Art History from Berlin’s Humboldt University. With more than twenty-five years of experience, Mateo Kries is considered one of the most influential curators and publishers in the contemporary design scene.
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