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Walter Gropius
Sigfried Giedion
0486271188
May 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
Noted critic’s authoritative, objective study of great pioneer of modern architecture. Masterly analysis of evolution of contemporary architecture, achievements of Bauhaus, much more. Over 300 photographs and plans of buildings and projects enhance the text. Also, appreciations of Gropius by Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier, complete list of Gropius works, extensive bibliography, other material. Bibliography.


The New Architecture and the Bauhaus
Walter Gropius
0262570068
Mar 1965
Paperback
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Book Description
One of the most important books on the modern movement in architecture, The New Architecture and the Bauhaus poses some of the fundamental problems presented by the relations of art and industry and considers their possible, practical solution. Gropius traces the rise of the New Architecture and the work of the now famous Bauhaus and, with splendid clarity, calls for a new artist and architect educated to new materials and techniques and directly confronting the requirements of the age.


The Artist's Wife
Max Phillips
1566492734
February 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Alma Mahler Gropius, the "wild brat" of fin-de-siecle Vienna, is the graceless subject of Phillips's (Snakebite Sonnet) bitingly sarcastic historical novel. The fetching and full-figured daughter of a celebrated landscape painter and a self-sacrificing lieder singer, Alma Shindler had little education, undeveloped musical talent dulled by a hearing defect and lifelong laziness, but a lot of spunk when it came to attracting admirers. Enamored of Nietzschean ideals and anti-Semitism, she could count among her lovers or husbands the director Max Burckhard, artists Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka, Wagner interpreter and composer Gustav Mahler, Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius and author Franz Werfel. In Phillips's version, Alma recounts her long and eventful life from the grave ("Death, also, I find to be a...


Pioneers of Modern Design
Nikolaus Pevsner
0300105711
Mar 2005
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Met Home
"Essential for anyone interested in the roots of modern design."

Book Description
One of the most widely read books on modern design, Nikolaus Pevsner’s landmark work today remains as stimulating as it was when first published in 1936. This expanded edition of Pioneers of Modern Design provides Pevsner’s original text along with significant new and updated information, enhancing Pevsner’s illuminating account of the roots of Modernism. The book now offers many beautiful color illustrations; biographies and bibliographies of all major figures; illustrated short essays on key themes, movements, and individuals; a critique of Pevsner’s analysis from today’s perspective; examples of works after 1914 (where the original study ended); a biography...


Gropius
Gilbert Lupfer
3822835315
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Unity of art and technology Born and educated in Germany, Walter Gropius (1883-1969) belongs to the select group of architects that massively influenced the international development of modern architecture. As the founding director of the Bauhaus, Gropius made inestimable contributions to his field, to the point that knowing his work is crucial to understanding Modernism. His early buildings, such Fagus Boot-Last Factory and the Bauhaus Building in Dessau, with their use of glass and industrial features, are still indispensable points of reference. After his emigration to the United States, he influenced the education of architects there and became, along with Mies van der Rohe, a leading proponent of the International Style.

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Bauhaus, Dessau
Dennis Sharp
0714842176
Mar 2002
Paperback
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Walter Gropius
Lupfer
3822835293
February 2005
Paperback
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Gropius Archive, 1930-1936
Busch-Reisinger Museum
0824033418
Oct 1990
Hardcover
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Book Description


The Starving Artist's Way: Easy Projects for Low Budget Living
Nava Lubelski
1400051916
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Follow these tenets of the Starving Artist’s lifestyle to create unique projects that prove that home décor, clothing, gifts, and accessories don’t have to be expensive to be spectacular. Whether you’re an artist or not—if you are brainstorming creative ways to make your pad look like a work of art, or if you are a crafty type looking for fun and original projects that don’t break the bank—The Starving Artist’s Way has something for you. With a wide variety of easy projects ranging from recipes to furniture, bath products to jewelry, this clever guide is your key to the best of funky chic and creativity on a budget, with more than 100 projects, most created exclusively for this book by New York City native and Starving Artist Nava Lubelski,...


The Walter Gropius Archive, 1936sh1957
Busch-Reisinger Museum
0824033426
Oct 1990
Hardcover
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Living Machines: Bauhaus Architecture as Sexual Ideology
E. Michael Jones
0898704642
April 1995
Paperback
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Pan Am Building and the Shattering of the Modernist Dream
Meredith L. Clausen
0262033240
December 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
When completed in Manhattan in 1963, the Pan Am Building towered over the barely preserved Grand Central Station and was the opening salvo in the glass-box corporate architectural revolution along lower Park Avenue. In this engaging study, Clausen, a University of Washington architectural historian, chronicles the development of the building from its 1958 announcement to its completion, centering her narrative on the roles of lead architects Walter Gropius and Pietro Belluschi and the death of the modernist ideal of socially functional architecture (in favor of buildings that maximized the cubic footage of a site). The clean but hulking Pan Am spurred the preservationist movement, along with the writings of critics Jane Jacobs and Ada Louise Huxtable. Clausen devotes a chapter to "Aftermath" and draws on the...


Pan Am Building and the Shattering of the Modernist Dream
Meredith L. Clausen
0262532832
April 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
When completed in Manhattan in 1963, the Pan Am Building towered over the barely preserved Grand Central Station and was the opening salvo in the glass-box corporate architectural revolution along lower Park Avenue. In this engaging study, Clausen, a University of Washington architectural historian, chronicles the development of the building from its 1958 announcement to its completion, centering her narrative on the roles of lead architects Walter Gropius and Pietro Belluschi and the death of the modernist ideal of socially functional architecture (in favor of buildings that maximized the cubic footage of a site). The clean but hulking Pan Am spurred the preservationist movement, along with the writings of critics Jane Jacobs and Ada Louise Huxtable. Clausen devotes a chapter to "Aftermath" and draws on the...


Witwe Im Wahn: Das Leben der Alma Mahler-Werfel
Oliver Holmes
3886807975

Paperback
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Haus Auerbach
Walter Gropius
380300635X
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Haus Auerbach tells the story of an almost forgotten building: the private residence designed for Jewish scientist Felix Auerbach and his wife Anna. Built in 1924, the Auerbach House is one of only six private homes that Walter Gropius ever constructed. Here Gropius realized for the first time his famous "Baukastenprinzip," which combines the highest level standardization with the greatest possibilities for variation. The Auerbach House is thus one of the most important examples of early era "Neues Bauen." Furthermore, it is the only Gropius building with an original colored interior: all of the inside walls and windows were colored based on the ideas of Alfred Arndt, also a member of the Bauhaus. The house, which has always been well conserved, was recently restored to better match its original appearance. Essays by...

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