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The Politics of Art and Architecture at the Bauhaus, 1919–1933

John V. Maciuika

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents a wide-ranging survey of the politics and aesthetics of developments in interwar German architecture, with special attention to the key institution of Weimar architectural ... More


The Teachable Moment

Nat Segaloff

in Arthur Penn: American Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129761
eISBN:
9780813135502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The GI Bill of Rights adopted John Andrew Rice and Theodore Dreier's experimental curricula and this was formulated at Black Mountain College. This colleage was found to be different compared to ... More


Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present

Michael H Kater

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300170566
eISBN:
9780300210101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170566.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book chronicles the rise and fall of one of Germany's most iconic cities in this history of Weimar. Weimar was a centre of the arts during the Enlightenment and hence the cradle of German ... More


Epilogue

Michael H. Kater

in Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300170566
eISBN:
9780300210101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170566.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

This epilogue focuses on the duality that characterised the history of Weimar, with peaks and valleys that were still evident well into the twenty-first century. It considers the town's initial ... More


The Weimar Bauhaus Experiment: 1919 to 1925

Michael H. Kater

in Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300170566
eISBN:
9780300210101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170566.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the rise and fall of the Weimar Bauhaus between 1919 and 1925. It begins by looking at the role of Walter Gropius in the establishment of Bauhaus, followed by a discussion of ... More


Designing: Discipline and Introspection at the Bauhaus

Zeynep Çelik Alexander

in Kinaesthetic Knowing: Aesthetics, Epistemology, Modern Design

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226485201
eISBN:
9780226485348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226485348.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter examines the role that kinaesthetic knowing played at the Bauhaus, even after the epistemological principle had fallen out of favor elsewhere. László Moholy-Nagy, Johannes Itten, Wassily ... More


Forms-of-Life: Marguerite Wildenhain’s Pond Farm

Jenni Sorkin

in Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226303116
eISBN:
9780226303253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303253.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

Marguerite Wildenhain (b. France, 1896-1985) was the first woman to be named a master potter at the Bauhaus in 1925. Owing to her Jewish heritage, she fled Europe in 1941. Her subsequent career in ... More


Camera eyes: the worker photography movement and the New Vision in America

Barnaby Haran

in Watching the red dawn: The American avant-garde and the Soviet Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097225
eISBN:
9781526109705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097225.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

In contrast to the prolific commentary in the United States on Soviet cinematic montage, there was negligible coverage of Russian still photography. There was some consonance and correspondence in ... More


The stadium has carried the day against the art museum

Bernard Vere

in Sport and modernism in the visual arts in Europe, c.1909-39

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784992507
eISBN:
9781526136268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992507.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter takes its title from a quote by Hannes Meyer, the second Director of the Bauhaus and others as an example for the arts and architecture. The final chapter concerns the sports stadium, a ... More


Modernism and the Isolation of Nazi Culture

Pamela M. Potter

in Art of Suppression: Confronting the Nazi Past in Histories of the Visual and Performing Arts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520282346
eISBN:
9780520957961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282346.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Opening with a survey of the challenges to understanding the term modernism and the particular complications of German culture’s negotiation with modernization, this chapter goes on to identify how ... More


Qui êtes-vous, Saul Bass?

Jan-Christopher Horak

in Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147185
eISBN:
9780813154787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147185.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Bass’s intervention into the Hollywood film production process through creative titling complicated notions of who is responsible for a filmic text: the director or a collective? This also affected ... More


Samuel Beckett and Choreography

Susan Jones

in Literature, Modernism, and Dance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199565320
eISBN:
9780191765995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565320.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Extending the theme of close relationships between dance and drama, this final chapter turns to Samuel Beckett's experimental drama as an important site for choreographic innovation in the twentieth ... More


Picturing Palucca at the Bauhaus

Susan Funkenstein

in New German Dance Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036767
eISBN:
9780252093869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036767.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

Gret Palucca quickly ascended to dance stardom in the 1920s. Born in 1902, Palucca received her dance training at Mary Wigman's pioneering Dresden studio in the early 1920s and was among the first ... More


Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design

Tai Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687237
eISBN:
9781452949031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687237.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

The Bauhaus school in Germany has been understood through the writings of its founding director Walter Gropius and several artists who taught there: Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and László ... More


Imagining the Dancing Machine

Kate Elswit

in Watching Weimar Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199844814
eISBN:
9780199376056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844814.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter asks how human dancers, who never overtly incorporated technology as medium or thematic content, came to be seen as half-machine in much of the written commentary that surrounded their ... More


Designed for Electricity: Vassos’s Architectural Interiors

Danielle Shapiro

in John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816693405
eISBN:
9781452954318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693405.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Design

This chapter examines Vassos’s interior design practices and links them to ideas about the home as a machine. Starting in the late 1920s, Vassos developed modular geometric electronic units that ... More


Eliot Noyes, Paul Rand, and the Beginnings of the IBM Design Program

John Harwood

in The Interface: IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945-1976

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670390
eISBN:
9781452946825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670390.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter discusses the beginning of Eliot Noyes’ association with IBM. It initially presents a background of Noyes’ architectural work, noting his compound methods to design—a combination of ... More


Pictures Made of Wool: Weaving Labor in th e Workshop

T’ai Smith

in Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687237
eISBN:
9781452949031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687237.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

Chapter one examines the workshop’s early years (1919-23), when its tapestries and carpets were understood as “pictures made of wool,” and weaving lacked a theoretical armature. Expressionist artists ... More


Toward a Modernist Theory of Weaving: The Use of Textiles in Architectural Space

T’ai Smith

in Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687237
eISBN:
9781452949031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687237.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Design

The second chapter examines the initial theories of weaving, written by Anni Albers, Helene Schmidt-Nonné, and Gunta Stölzl between 1924 and 1926. As the school abandoned its experimental beginnings ... More


The Haptics of Optics: Weaving and Photography

T’ai Smith

in Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687237
eISBN:
9781452949031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687237.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Design

Drawing on László Moholy-Nagy’s arguments regarding the “optical” nature of photography, weaving student Otti Berger developed a complimentary theory of tactility as it pertained to weaving and ... More


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