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The Bauhaus Group: Six Masters of Modernism

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Nicholas Fox Weber, for thirty-three years head of the Albers Foundation, spent many years with Anni and Josef Albers, the only husband-and-wife artistic pair at the Bauhaus (she was a textile artist; he a professor and an artist, in glass, metal, wood, and photography). The Alberses told him their own stories and described life at the Bauhaus with their fellow artists and teachers, Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, as well these figures’ lesser-known wives and girlfriends.

In this extraordinary group biography, Weber brilliantly brings to life the Bauhaus geniuses and the community of the pioneering art school in Germany’s Weimar and Dessau in the 1920s and early 1930s.

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Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, the architect who streamlined design early in his career and who saw the school as a place for designers to collaborate in an ideal setting . . . a dashing hussar, and the ardent young lover of the renowned femme fatale Alma Mahler, beginning when she was the wife of composer Gustav Mahler . . .

Paul Klee, the onlooker, smoking his pipe, observing Bauhaus dances as well as his colleagues’ lectures from the back of the room . . . the cook who invented recipes and threw together his limited ingredients with the same spontaneity, sense of proportion, and fascination that underscored his paintings . . .

Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian-born pioneer of abstract painting, guarding a secret tragedy one could never have guessed from his lively paintings, in which he used bold colors not just for their visual vibrancy, but for their “sound” effects . . .

Josef Albers, who entered the Bauhaus as a student in 1920 and was one of the seven remaining faculty members when the school was closed by the Gestapo in 1933 . . .

Annelise Else Frieda Fleischmann, a Berlin heiress, an intrepid young woman, who later, as Anni Albers, made art the focal point of her existence . . .

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, imperious, decisive, often harsh, an architect who became director—the last—of the Bauhaus, and the person who guided the school’s final days after SS storm troopers raided the premises.

Weber captures the life, spirit, and flair with which these geniuses lived, as well as their consuming goal of making art and architecture. A portrait infused with their fulsome embrace of life, their gift for laughter, and the powerful force of their individual artistic personalities.

Synopsis:

In this extraordinary group biography, Weber brilliantly brings to life the Bauhaus geniuses and the community of the pioneering art school in Germany's Weimar and Dessau in the 1920s and early 1930s. --from publisher description

About the Author

Nicholas Fox Weber (with Anni Albers in 1981) was born in Connecticut and graduated from Columbia College and Yale University. He is the executive director of The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation and the author of fourteen previous books, among them Le Corbusier, The Clarks of Cooperstown, Balthus, Patron Saints, Leland Bell, and The Art of Babar. He and his wife, the novelist Katharine Weber, live in Bethany, Connecticut, and Paris.

Table of Contents

Klee's birthday party — Walter Gropius — Paul Klee — Wassily Kandinsky — Josef Albers — Anni Albers — Ludwig Mies van der Rohe — The Bauhaus lives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307273345
Subtitle:
Six Masters of Modernism
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Author:
Weber, Nicholas Fox
Author:
Nicholas Fox Weber
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
European
Subject:
Bauhaus
Subject:
Artists -- Germany.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art-Design History
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091027
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
521

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"Synopsis" by , In this extraordinary group biography, Weber brilliantly brings to life the Bauhaus geniuses and the community of the pioneering art school in Germany's Weimar and Dessau in the 1920s and early 1930s. --from publisher description
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