Bauhaus by Frank Whitford
I first heard about the wonderful place called Bauhaus as an interior design student in the 1960's. Artists and designers who's work I was just discovering were part of this great experiment. Painters like Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky, designers like Marcel Breuer and Gunta Stolzl, and architects like Hannes Meyer and Mies van der Rohe were just a few who's presence and work influenced the school as the school influenced design in the 20th century long after its demise. I am sure that my own work has been influenced by the ideas to come out of the Bauhaus (pictured : Summertime, mixed media, collage).
Mr. Whitford gives an interesting factual description of the evolution of the school as it struggled to find it's way in the hard economic times and turbulent political times of post war (WWI) Europe.
Rating: 3 1/2 stars (5 stars the highest rating).