Bauhaus: Modern Lives & Movements Book Discussion
Date: Thu. February 13, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
6000 N. Broadway Street
About this event:
Join us for coffee and conversation as we discuss Bauhaus by Frank Whitford. Bauhaus traces the history of the German school of art, the Bauhaus, and examines the activities of its teachers and students.
The back cover of Bauhaus reads as follows:
'The way our environment looks, the appearance of everything from housing developments to newspapers, is partly the result of a school of art and design founded in Germany in 1919 and closed down by the Nazis in 1933. This was the Bauhaus, which has also left an indelible mark on art education throughout the world. Setting everything firmly against a backdrop of the times, Frank Whitford traces the ideas behind its conception and describes its teaching methods. He examines the activities of the teachers-- artists as eminent as Klee and Kandinsky-- and the daily lives of the students. Everything is described with the aid, wherever possible, of the words of those who were there at the time.'
Publisher's Weekly described Whitford's Bauhaus as a 'clearly written, beautifully illustrated survey.'
Copies of Bauhaus are available at the Edgewater Branch's reference desk for book discussion participants.
The Edgewater Branch's Modern Lives & Movements series will continue to explore the Bauhaus school via a panel discussion on the history and legacy of Bauhaus art, architecture, and design; this discussion will be held on Saturday, February 22 at 2:00 pm.