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BAUHAUS AND MODERN MEXICO: DESIGN BY VAN BEUREN. Ana Elena Mallet. Arquine, Mexico City, 2014. 100 pp. with 116 ills. (44 col.). 25 x 19 cm. ISBN 9786077784722 In English.
Publisher's description: In Bauhaus and Modern Mexico, independent curator Ana Elena Mallet recounts the story of Domus, the design company that, under the guidance of the Dutch van Beuren brothers, became the bastion of 20th century industrial design in Mexico. When in 1937 Michael van Beuren relocated to Mexico, he was deeply affected by the emergence of a new middle class avid to leave the past behind and embrace the modern. With fellow Bauhaus student Klaus Grabe, he founded Domus to produce affordable, assembly-line furnishings. Within a few years, the small workshop grew into a major factory. When Michael's brother Fredderick joined the company in 1942, it entered into a period of decisive growth under the name of Van Beuren S.A. de C.V. This compact well-illustrated volume tells the fascinating story of designers who understood the needs of a nation and its salient culture as part of the search for the modern.
Artist(s):Domus (firm); Beuren, Michael van; Beuren, Fredderick van
Indexing: Western, Latin America, Europe — Mexico, Netherlands — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Furniture — Bauhaus
Plans: 73,30
Worldwide Number: 165936
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