Discover the fascinating world of the Bauhaus, the most influential art school of the 20th century, and its lasting influence 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 as we know it today.
Assouline's Style series celebrates the iconic art movements and design styles that have shaped our world. Curated by respected Vitra Design Museum curator Mateo Kries, this volume presents impressive images of architecture, art, objects, graphic design and fashion from the past 100 years and reveals the enduring modernity of the Bauhaus style. With insightful texts, this book offers new perspectives and surprising insights, inspiring designers of interiors, furniture, consumer products, fashion and architecture. Experience the power of the Bauhaus and its social critique and discover why it is as relevant today as it was in its revolutionary early days.
Mateo Kries joined the Vitra Design Museum in 1995, first as curator and then as director of the museum's Berlin branch. In 2001 he co-founded the DESIGNMAI festival in Berlin, in 2006 he became chief curator of the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein and has been the museum's director since 2011. During his time at the Vitra Design Museum, Kries was responsible for numerous acclaimed projects, including exhibitions on the Bauhaus, African design and personalities such as Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto and many others. In 2010, Kries published the book Total Design, a critical analysis of the ubiquity of design as a contemporary practice. With more than twenty-five years of experience, Mateo Kries is considered one of the most influential curators and publishers in the contemporary design world.
Title: Bauhaus Style
Author: Meteo Kries
Size: 2476 x 332 x 35 cm
Size: 288 pages
Weight: 2.3 kg