Skip to content

Search Collections

The Bauhaus and America :first contacts, 1919-1936 /Margret Kentgens-Craig.

Collection Type
Books
Variant Title
Bauhaus-Architektur.
Originator
Kentgens-Craig, Margret, 1948-
Publication
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press
Date
c1999.
Description
"After the Bauhaus's closing in 1933, many of its protagonists moved to the United States, where their acceptance had to be cultivated. In this book Margret Kentgens-Craig shows that the fame of the Bauhaus in America was the result not only of the inherent qualities of its concepts and products, but also of a unique congruence of cultural supply and demand, of a consistent flow of information, and of fine-tuned marketing. Thus the history of the American reception of the Bauhaus in the 1920s and 1930s foreshadows the patterns of fame-making that became typical of the post-World War II art world."--BOOK JACKET.
"The Bauhaus was founded in Weimar in 1919 by the German architect Walter Gropius, moved to Dessau in 1925 and to Berlin in 1932, and was dissolved in 1933 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe under political duress. Although it existed for a mere fourteen years and boasted fewer than 1,300 students, its influence is felt throughout the world in numerous buildings, artworks, objects, concepts, and curricula."--BOOK JACKET.
xx, 283 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [246]-272) and index.
ISBN
026211237X (hc : alk. paper)
0262611716
9780262112376 (hc : alk. paper)
9780262611718
GUSN
284441
Call Number
Stacks N332.G33 B447513 1999
Other People and Orgs
Bauhaus
Descriptive terms
Architecture History 20th century.
Architecture, German
Architecture, Modern 20th century
Bauhaus.
Influence.
Receptie.
Places
United States
United States.

Comments