domingo, 10 de mayo de 2020

Bauhaus, 1919-1928 _ catálogo MoMA

Bauhaus, 1919-1928 / Edited by Herbert Bayer, Walter Gropius, Ise Gropius (Chairman of the Department of Architecture, Harvard University). — New York : The Museum of Modern Art, 1938. — 224 p., ill.

WHAT is the Bauhaus?
The Bauhaus is an answer to the question: how can the artist be trained to take his place in the machine age.

HOW did the Bauhaus Idea begin?
As a school which became the most important and influential institution of its kind in modern times.

In Germany, first at Weimar, then at Dessau.

From 1919 until closed by the National Socialists in 1933.

WHO were its teachers?
Walter Gropius, its founder and first director, Kandinsky, Klee, Feininger, Schlemmer, Itten, Moholy-Nagy, Albers, Bayer, Breuer, and others.

WHAT did they teach?
Architecture, housing, painting, sculpture, photography, cinema, theatre, ballet, industrial design, pottery, metal work, textiles, advertising, typography and, above all, a modern philosophy of design.

WHY Is the Bauhaus so important?
Because it courageously accepted the machine as an instrument worthy of the artist.
Because it faced the problem of good design for mass production.
Because it brought together on its faculty more artists of distinguished talent than has any other art school of our time.
Because it bridged the gap between the artist and the industrial system.
Because it broke down the hierarchy which had divided the "fine" from the "applied" arts.
Because it differentiated between what can be taught (technique) and what cannot (creative invention).
Because its building at Dessau was architecturally the most important structure of the 1920's.
Because after much trial and error it developed a new and modern kind of beauty.
And, finally, because its influence has spread throughout the world, and is especially strong today in England and the United States.

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