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Osef Albers who entered the Bauhaus as a student in 1920 and was one of the seven remaining faculty members when the school was closed by the Gestapo in 1933 Annelise Else Frieda Fleischmann a Berlin heiress an intrepid young woman who later as Anni Albers made art the focal point of her existence Ludwig Mies van der Rohe imperious decisive often harsh an architect who became director the last of the Bauhaus and the person who guided the school’s final days after SS storm troopers raided the premisesWeber captures the life spirit and flair with which these geniuses lived as well as their consuming goal of making art and architecture A portrait infused with their fulsome embrace of life their gift for laughter and the powerful force of their individual artistic personaliti Great subject lots of flaccid gossip but he can t write The book has all the earmarks of a word processor on steroids too much trivia without clear story line jumping around in different places and timesVery interesting moments but Edit it and enough about the author and his personal life with the Albers Isn t that a separate book How could he write this book after finishing his Corbu book only a year earlier Slow done and get some flow pictures that are on the same page with the over analyzations What did i learn Paul Klee is god and Walter Gropius designed 2 most important buildings The Fagus factory and the Bauhaus building in Dessau Sottomissione entered the Bauhaus as a student in 1920 and was one of the seven remaining faculty members when the school was closed by the Gestapo in 1933 Annelise Else Frieda Fleischmann a Berlin heiress an intrepid young woman who later as Anni Albers made art the focal point of her Dragon Age: Hard in Hightown existence Ludwig Mies van der Rohe imperious decisive often harsh an architect who became director the last of the Bauhaus and the person who guided the school’s final days after SS storm troopers raided the premisesWeber captures the life spirit and flair with which these geniuses lived as well as their consuming goal of making art and architecture A portrait infused with their fulsome The Isles embrace of life their gift for laughter and the powerful force of their individual artistic personaliti Great subject lots of flaccid gossip but he can t write The book has all the KING earmarks of a word processor on steroids too much trivia without clear story line jumping around in different places and timesVery interesting moments but Edit it and Ty jesteś moje imię enough about the author and his personal life with the Albers Isn t that a separate book How could he write this book after finishing his Corbu book only a year The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy earlier Slow done and get some flow pictures that are on the same page with the over analyzations What did i learn Paul Klee is god and Walter Gropius designed 2 most important buildings The Fagus factory and the Bauhaus building in Dessau

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Nicholas Fox Weber for thirty three years head of the Albers Foundation spent many years with Anni and Josef Albers the only husband and wife artistic pair at the Bauhaus she was a textile artist; he a professor and an artist in glass metal wood and photography The Alberses told him their own stories and described life at the Bauhaus with their fellow artists and teachers Walter Gropius Paul Klee Wassily Kandinsky Ludwig Mies van der Rohe as well these figures’ lesser known wives and girlfriends In this extraordinary group biography Weber brilliantly brings to life the Bauhaus geniuses and the community of the pioneering art school in Germany’s Weimar and Dessau in the 1920s and early 1930sHere are Walter Gropius founder of the Bauhaus the architect who streamlined desi Nicholas Fox Weber personally spent a lot of time with the Alberses Josef and Anni acted as executor of Anni Albers s estate observed the couple s eccentric experience with American consumer culture and mitigated their sometimes petulant attitude toward other people There probably isn t a better American suited to compile a few short biographies of some of the core Bauhauslers because few Americans probably understand the nuance and inconsistency within the Bauhaus itselfMr Weber s approach is very intuitive He employs different styles depending on his subject His description of Walther Gropius is gossipy and political because Gropius revolved in a fast orbit of high drama and was the cementing force behind the Bauhaus Ludwig Mies van der Rohe receives similar treatment the style is as apt for studying titans of finance or industry as titans of architecture By contrast Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky are treated like dalai lamas or suffering saints Anni Albers s portrait is co Sweet Alien (Reestrian Mates, extraordinary group biography Weber brilliantly brings to life the Bauhaus geniuses and the community of the pioneering art school in Germany’s Weimar and Dessau in the 1920s and Detective Wanda Wolfe early 1930sHere are Walter Gropius founder of the Bauhaus the architect who streamlined desi Nicholas Fox Weber personally spent a lot of time with the Alberses Josef and Anni acted as Riverside. Sen w wysokiej rozdzielczości executor of Anni Albers s Dreams of Glass estate observed the couple s Zawieszenie niewiary eccentric Healing Sex experience with American consumer culture and mitigated their sometimes petulant attitude toward other people There probably isn t a better American suited to compile a few short biographies of some of the core Bauhauslers because few Americans probably understand the nuance and inconsistency within the Bauhaus itselfMr Weber s approach is very intuitive He Spark (Stronger, employs different styles depending on his subject His description of Walther Gropius is gossipy and political because Gropius revolved in a fast orbit of high drama and was the cementing force behind the Bauhaus Ludwig Mies van der Rohe receives similar treatment the style is as apt for studying titans of finance or industry as titans of architecture By contrast Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky are treated like dalai lamas or suffering saints Anni Albers s portrait is co

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Gn early in his career and who saw the school as a place for designers to collaborate in an ideal setting a dashing hussar the ardent young lover of the renowned femme fatale Alma Mahler beginning when she was the wife of composer Gustav Mahler Paul Klee the onlooker smoking his pipe observing Bauhaus dances as well as his colleagues’ lectures from the back of the room the cook who invented recipes and threw together his limited ingredients with the same spontaneity sense of proportion and fascination that underscored his paintings Wassily Kandinsky the Russian born pioneer of abstract painting guarding a secret tragedy one could never have guessed from his lively paintings in which he used bold colors not just for their visual vibrancy but for their “sound” effects J Anyone interested in the origins of modern art and architecture should read this Since the author was personal friends with Bauhaus artists Albers the impressions are direct Green dog trumpet and other stories early in his career and who saw the school as a place for designers to collaborate in an ideal setting a dashing hussar the ardent young lover of the renowned femme fatale Alma Mahler beginning when she was the wife of composer Gustav Mahler Paul Klee the onlooker smoking his pipe observing Bauhaus dances as well as his colleagues’ lectures from the back of the room the cook who invented recipes and threw together his limited ingredients with the same spontaneity sense of proportion and fascination that underscored his paintings Wassily Kandinsky the Russian born pioneer of abstract painting guarding a secret tragedy one could never have guessed from his lively paintings in which he used bold colors not just for their visual vibrancy but for their “sound” Identity effects J Anyone interested in the origins of modern art and architecture should read this Since the author was personal friends with Bauhaus artists Albers the impressions are direct


10 thoughts on “The Bauhaus Group

  1. says:

    Sadly this book was a horrible read and I couldn't even finish it I got about 300 pages in and decided that I just couldn't take any Its only saving grace is the extremely interesting subject matter but if you are interested in learning about the Bauhaus school I would turn else where The book is set up as a series of biographies of 6 artists Gropius Klee Kandinsky Josef and Anni Albers and van der Rohe The biographies

  2. says:

    Nicholas Fox Weber personally spent a lot of time with the Alberses Josef and Anni acted as executor of Anni Albers's estate observed the couple's eccentric experience with American consumer culture and mitigated their sometimes petulant attitude toward other people There probably isn't a better American suited to compi

  3. says:

    Not always the best writing but Fox Weber was friends with two Bauhaslers as they were called Josef Albers and Anni Albers His involvement in Anni Albers story provides an interesting female perspective on the famous German design school although she would probably swat at me for saying that

  4. says:

    Sometimes his preference for AA stands through a bit too much but great insight into the characters of bauhaus

  5. says:

    Anyone interested in the origins of modern art and architecture should read this Since the author was personal friends with Bauhaus artists Albers the impressions are direct

  6. says:

    In The Bauhaus Group Six Masters of Modernism art historian Nicholas Fox Weber has written a timely a Museum of Modern Art MOMA exhibition “Bauhaus 1919 1933 Workshops for Modernity” a Guggenheim retrospective “Kandinsky and the 90th anniversary “group” biography of the six key individualsinstructors at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau Germany Weber befriended the Albers in the 1970’s and mined that relationship for intimate det

  7. says:

    'We prefer good machinery to bad art' uoting Josef Albers xiiiThe muddiness created by governments could be tem

  8. says:

    Not as exciting as I anticipated I expected the story of The Bauhaus Group to be as riveting as Peggy Guggenheims Art Lover or Frede

  9. says:

    Great subject lots of flaccid gossip but he can't write The book has all the earmarks of a word processor on steroids too much trivia without clear story line jumping around in different places and timesVery interesting moments but Edit it and enough about the author and his personal life with the Albers Isn't that a separate book How could he write this book after finishing his Corbu book only a year earlier Slow done and get s

  10. says:

    Love Bauhaus and this book was great Always thought Joseph Albes was a genius Now I know that so was his wife Anni Very personal stories Also bios on Walter Gropius Paul Klee Wassily Kandisky and Ludwig Mies van deer Rohe

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