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The ABC's of Triangle, Square, Circle: Bauhaus and Design Theory
Ellen Lupton, J. Abbott Miller
Princeton Architectural Press, March 2019

Hardcover | 9 x 11 inches | 72 pages | English | ISBN: 978-1616897987 | $29.95

Publisher Description:
The Bauhaus, the legendary school in Dessau, Germany, transformed architecture and design around the world. This book broke new ground when first published in 1991 by introducing psychoanalysis, geometry, early childhood education, and popular culture into the standard political history of the Bauhaus. The ABC's of The Bauhaus also introduced two young designers, Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller, whose multidisciplinary approach changed the field of design writing and research. With a new preface by Lupton and Miller, this collection of visually and intellectually stimulating essays is a must-read for educators and students.dDAB Commentary: The Bauhaus existed for only 14 years (1919-1933), but the school's influence on architecture and design over the last century is huge and lasting. I'm no expert on the Bauhaus, but it seems to be that much of this influence is merely attributed to the Bauhaus, as if the institution is a stand-in for all things Modern. Much of this has to do with the personalities that started, ran, and taught at the school: Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Johannes Itten, Paul Klee, and Lszl Moholy-Nagy, to name a few. It also stems from Gropius's Bauhaus complex in Dessau, which facilitated the mov...
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