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Bauhaus Goes West Modern Design in Britain in America

Powers, Alan (2019) Bauhaus Goes West Modern Design in Britain in America. Thames and Hudson, London, UK, 304 pp. ISBN 978-0-500-51992-9. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The book investigates the reciprocal relationship of British and American design and its associated cultures of discourse in the period 1900 to 1980, within the disciplinary range and specific characteristics of the Bauhaus School in Germany 1919-1933. It covers awareness of the Bauhaus in Britain and America, the achievements of Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and László Moholy-Nagy while in Britain and the USA, and a number of lesser-known artists and designers who came from the Bauhaus to Britain, and British students who attended the Bauhaus. It evaluates the significance of Bauhaus ideas and practices in the context of the English-speaking world during this time, and the differing phases of its reputation, assessing how far this particular source has shaped the wider understanding of Modernism and its meaning.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: Anglo-German and American-German cultural relationships, industrial design, design education, architecture, reception, media
Subjects: N Visual Arts
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Alan Powers
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2019 12:42 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2020 09:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/78896 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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