ABC's of the Bauhaus:: The Bauhaus and Design Theory Ellen Lupton, Princeton Architectural Press
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Study the role of the Bauhaus in the history of graphic design and explain its significance. Bridging the gap between art, design, and industry, the Bauhaus sought to ensure the survival of gorgeous craftsmanship in the face of mass production by machine, with a focus on practicality. To read Wigley's entire essay Whatever Happened to Total Design?, which goes into detail about the Bauhaus and other theoretical design movements, click here. The texts can be found on line at Drop Boks. The evolving theoretical principles that underlined the Bauhaus approach to design, emerge clearly in the thematic treatment of each room, as well as in the transition from one room to another. The title of this book is pretty self-explanatory. What is the poetic equivalent to one of Anni Albers' textiles? Known for its innovative approaches to color theory, geometry, and line, Bauhaus influenced some of the world's premiere modern artists and designers, leading to such creations as the Cantilever Chair and the Wassily Chair. The founding image of the Bauhaus was the Cubist-like cathedral designed by Lyonel Feininger for the 1919 Bauhaus Manifesto. Of particular importance to us is the Bauhaus theory of the artwork as engaged with both the avant-garde aesthetic principles of autonomy & anti-modern practices associated with folk art. Discuss the theory/ concept or worldviews that they shared and how its influence to current design scene. The ABC's of Triangle Circle Square: The Bauhaus and Design Theory Ellen Lupton and J. The ABC of Triangle, Square, Circle. The precision of the grid in design and architecture was made relevant through studies at The Bauhaus. Current books in use: "HTML5 for Web Designers", "Visual Grammar", "CSS Mastery" (excellent case studies), "The ABC of the Bauhaus and Design Theory"; iPad, and iPad .net special, coincidentally. There are some hefty tomes on the Bauhaus. We will read a selection of poems chosen by Guest Next Objectivist poet & musician Dan Godston and discuss poetry in relation to aspects of Bauhaus design & performance.