DAS FRUHE BAUHAUS UND JOHANNES ITTEN (The Early Bauhaus and Johannes Itten). Kunsthalle am Theaterplatz, Weimar, 1994. Organized by Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar in association with Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin, and Kunstmuseum, Bern. Published in association with Verlag Gerd Hatje, Ostfildern. 568 pp. with 627 ills. (239 col.). 29 x 22 cm. LC 95-136511 ISBN 3775705058 In German.
Highlighting the central role of Swiss artist Itten (1888-1967) in defining the early character and curriculum of the Bauhaus, this scholarly catalogue provides a thorough history of the influential school from its founding in Weimar in 1919 to its relocation to Dessau in 1925, presenting illustrations of hundreds of paintings, drawings and sculptures; furniture, textiles and ceramic and metal objects; and architectural, graphic and stage designs produced by Itten, Albers, Bayer, Breuer, Feininger, Gropius, Muche, Marcks, Moholy-Nagy, Schlemmer and nearly 80 other artists who were Bauhaus faculty members or students during the period. Eighteen essays include discussions of the artistic, social and spiritual ideals informing Itten's philosophy and the instructional program he devised for the Bauhaus as well as examinations of such topics as the teaching activities of Klee, Kandinsky and Hirschfeld-Mack, the status of theater and music studies, and the development of applied art workshops and courses in the fine arts, design and architecture.
Artist(s):Itten, Johannes (influence)
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — 1900-1945 — Several Media — Bauhaus
Worldwide Number: 024878
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