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Bauhaus (Midsize) Paperback – 1 Mar 2003

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH; 1st Edition edition (1 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3822821055
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822821053
  • Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 2.5 x 25.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 939,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Peter Gossel runs an agency for museum and exhibition design. He has published TASCHEN monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner, and Richard Neutra as well as several architecture titles in the Basic Art Series. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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It is a veritable minefield, trying to find a useful, unpretentious guide to what is unquestionably the most influential design house of the twentieth century worldwide. Not only is the volume reasonably priced, but it is illustrated with the best of examples of the timeless designs, and breaks down the facelessness associated with many art books. Droste not only more than accomplishes an extremely reasonable attempt at explaining the mystique behind the Bauhaus, but she also manages to place the school within its rightful place among modernist art and architecture in the 20th century. The book makes an ideal guide to the Bauhaus and its innovators, and will also direct readers who may not recognise the great artists and designers within, to other more detailed synopses and guides available. For someone like me, who admired the Bauhaus from a distance, but who knew little in depth of the personalities involved, this is an ideal starting point to appreciate probably the greatest influence on modern art and architecture yet.
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One of the many books about Bauhaus that helped me throughout my College & Uni years.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book about a great school 26 Feb. 1998
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Format: Paperback
Bauhaus was one of the most important movements in design-history.
Magdalena Drosta describes the ideas, the people, the work and the spirit of the Bauhaus. The best thing: It is never boring. The book does not only concentrate on the art taught at the Bauahaus but also describes its political problems.
A lot of excellent pictures in a good priniting quality (especially in relation to the price) make this a book, you always like to look at.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What makes this one stand out as a must read book about Bauhaus 12 May 2006
By Kcorn - Published on
Format: Hardcover
If you want a comprehensive historical information as well as tons of full color photos of all sorts of Bauhaus inspired works -from architecture to practical objects - this is the book you should have. Open it and read a single article, think about it and close the book. Or browse through the photos and marvel at the teapots, the furniture, the architectural style.

You can savor this one slowly (and I think you should) rather than trying to read it through all at once. If you do that, you'll start to get a sense of the Bauhaus style and how it fits into the particular period when it came into being - and how it grew and evolved from there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent source for Bauhaus visual info 1 Oct. 2005
By sparkling angel - Published on
Format: Paperback
While this book offers an excellent collection of images related to the Bauhaus, it traces the history and the development of the Bauhaus comprehensively as well.

This book, alongwith Eva Forgacs' Bauhaus Idea and Bauhaus Politics can give you a general idea about what the institution was all about.

Its an amazing read.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Warning: not the usual coffeetable book about lamps and chairs,etc. 1 Dec. 2015
By Steve - Published on
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This book is actually about the Bauhaus school. The author's main thrust is to provide a corrective to the Bauhaus mythology created by Walter Gropius at the time and long after. It gives a nuts and bolts description of how the school actually worked under its three directors. There are a good number of contemporary photographs that are interesting but of course they are in black-and-white and often not very large. There is a fair amount of art theoretical gobbledygook that is probably not much more comprehensible in the original German. On the positive side the book is inexpensive and quite good at what it attempts to do. On the other hand it may disappoint a casual reader who is looking for the usual lavish celebration of Bauhaus's influence on modernist design and architecture
5.0 out of 5 stars A mentally stimulating book 12 Mar. 2016
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This book is filled with great information about the Bauhaus movement. The photographs are excellent. I'd say that a person who appreciates the world of design will enjoy this book.
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