The Bauhaus Group

Six Masters of Modernism

Nicholas Fox Weber

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March 29, 2011
544 pages, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
25 color + 87 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300169843
Paper

Nicholas Fox Weber, for thirty-four 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 was 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 as with these figures' lesser-known wives and girlfriends.

In this extraordinary group biography, Weber brilliantly brings to life the pioneering art school in Germany's Weimar and Dessau in the 1920s and early 1930s, and captures the spirit and flair with which these Bauhaus geniuses lived, as well as their consuming goal of making art and architecture.

Nicholas Fox Weber is the director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and author of numerous books, including Patron Saints: Five Rebels Who Opened America to a New Art, 1928-1943; Le Corbusier: A Life; and Balthus: A Biography. He lives in Bethany, CT.

"[In this] groundbreaking group biography, the prolific, best-selling, and commanding Weber tells the dramatic stories of [the] Bauhaus stars. . . . A grand synthesis of biography, art history, and interpretation, Weber's dazzlingly detailed suite of Bauhaus lives greatly enriches our understanding of modernity and art."—Booklist (starred)

"[A] remarkable biography . . . offering superb insight into the pioneering art school in Germany's Wiemar and Dessau."--Apollo

“…the book is vivid and entertaining” —Andrew Mead, Architects Journal

“Humming with gossip and throbbing with reports of who bedded whom, this book should be serialised in a tabloid.”—Frank Whitford, World of Interiors


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