The Bauhaus Group. Masters of Modernism
Nicholas Fox Weber
Anni and Josef Albers were the only artists living as a married couple at the Bauhaus. In this book they tell their personal stories and describe their life with their artist colleagues and teachers, Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. As such, this biography bears witness to the community of the art school in Weimar and Dessau in the 1920s and early 30s. It communicates the spirit and the flair of this period.
Mies and Modern Living
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969) is not only one of the most important twentieth-century architects, his furniture designs are also considered milestones in the history of design. Even today, his steel-tube and flat-steel furniture, such as the famous Barcelona Chair, are to a large extent still in serial production.
Die Gärten des Bauhauses
Diese erste grundlegende Auseinandersetzung mit den Gärten des Bauhauses von Walter Gropius und Carl Fieger vermittelt nicht nur wertvolle Erkenntnisse über Entwurfsplanung und Realisierung, sondern fördert auch die zum Teil erheblichen Eingriffe durch zahlreiche Renovierungsmaßnahmen zutage.
Anni Albers was an extraordinarily diverse artist who established the old craft of weaving as an art form and combined it with modern artistic practices. She studied at the Bauhaus in the 1920s, where her husband, Josef Albers, was a teacher. Following their emigration to the USA, both began teaching at the legendary Black Mountain College. It was there that Anni Albers created many of her unique woven pictures, graphic prints and jewellery designs. She experimented with new materials and designed textiles for production.