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The Bauhaus Idea and Bauhaus Politics

Art historian Éva Forgács's book is an unusual take on the Bauhaus. She examines the school as shaped by the great forces of history as well as the personal dynamism of its faculty and students. The book focuses on the idea of the Bauhaus - the notion that the artist should be involved in the technological innovations of mechanization and mass production - rather than on its artefacts. Founded in 1919 by the architect Walter Gropius and closed down by the Nazis in 1933, the Bauhaus had to ...


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  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Serie : Hors collection
  • Place of publication : Budapest
  • Year of publication : 1995
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 23 January 2013
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9781858660127
  • Electronic ISBN : 9789633860021
  • Number of pages : 237 p.

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