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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Primer
This book is an excellent primer to the Bauhaus.

The book takes a look at the activities of the Bauhaus from the start in 1919 to the closure in 1933. At around 200 pages, a lot of the content is made up with images (definitely a good thing) with around 150 of them. With the easily read writing style and the large volume of pictures this book is genuinely easy...
Published on 29 April 2006 by Richard Stowey

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1.0 out of 5 stars Probably the most boring book ive ever read in my whole life
If you want to know more about the bauhaus, you're better of just watching a documentary- I Couldn't even get to the middle of this book.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Primer, 29 April 2006
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This review is from: Bauhaus (World of Art) (Paperback)
This book is an excellent primer to the Bauhaus.

The book takes a look at the activities of the Bauhaus from the start in 1919 to the closure in 1933. At around 200 pages, a lot of the content is made up with images (definitely a good thing) with around 150 of them. With the easily read writing style and the large volume of pictures this book is genuinely easy to read.

The book takes a look at the staff, their key works, the direction of the Bauhaus and puts into context the relevance of the ideals. Everything is generally put into context within the real world and the author does a very good job of making readers aware that there were other movements which influenced the Bauhaus, as well as the Bauhaus doing a little influencing.

I think one of the best parts of the book is the way that the author uses quotes from text written by the people who were present to communicate their feelings at the particular time. This does give the feeling of knowing what actually happened.

The book is well researched, written and illustrated. A very enjoyable quick read.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 20 May 2008
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An excellent history of the Bauhaus, with plenty of background information, and some interesting character-sketches, which give you an insight into the personalities of some of the key people involved in the Bauhaus. Strongly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice gift, 3 July 2013
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Nice gift and happy recipient. I am happy and so are they. I would buy it again. Nice product overall
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4.0 out of 5 stars In-depth, 10 Mar 2013
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Bit of a slog to read, but gives you very detailed information and accounts from the time, and the specifics of every aspect. Could do with more photographs of the art produced, more of a history lesson than exhibition, but provides interesting information about how they thought. Good!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Probably the most boring book ive ever read in my whole life, 15 April 2013
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If you want to know more about the bauhaus, you're better of just watching a documentary- I Couldn't even get to the middle of this book.
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3 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!, 18 Jan 2009
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This is a sterling book by Frank which smashes the crockery of twee neologisms as it mutters and then, gathering pace at a quite remarkable rate, spurts to its astonishing end. In that sense one might opine that the text ends up, metaphorically speaking, upside-down (and somewhat, it has to be said, idiomatically), on the mantle-piece, the textual "spine" as wrinkled as a battered and carefree mustache. Until, at length, one is rather reminded of Lacan in an apercu to Heidegger thrown (as it were) away as they motored through France on their famous camping holiday: "le préconscient est éclairée par l'aporie mon cher Martin, qui est poussé à un discours par rapport à l'imaginaire strictement incorporé - ou devrions-nous parler de facilité? - par l'écran au-delà de l'écran." What both men failed to understand was that the young soi disant blouson noir, and hitch hiker they had picked up just outside Perpignan, was one Jean Baudrillard, and that secreted in the back seat this Jean Baudrillard was scribbling away furiously and with a rapt expression on his face.
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