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Watch Bauhaus World, a Free Documentary That Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Germany’s Legendary Art, Architecture & Design School

This April 1st marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, the German art school that, though short-lived, launched an entire design movement with a stark, functional aesthetic all its own. It can be tempting, looking into that aesthetic that finds the beauty in industry and the industry in beauty, to regard it as purely a product of its time and place, specifically a 20th-century Europe between the wars searching for ways to invent the future. But as revealed in Bauhaus ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Japan, Design, London, College, Mexico, Germany, Architecture, Tokyo, Nazi, Detroit, Seoul, Bauhaus, Amman, Deutsche Welle


Historic Manuscript Filled with Beautiful Illustrations of Cuban Flowers & Plants Is Now Online (1826 )

The internet has become an essential back up system for thousands of pieces of historical art, science, and literature, and also for a specialized kind of text incorporating them all in degrees: the illustrated natural science book, from the golden ages of book illustration and philosophical naturalism in Europe and the Americas. We’ve seen some fine digital reproductions of the illustrated Nomenclature of Colors by Abraham Gottlob Werner, for example—a book that accompanied Darwin on his Beagl...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Books, Science, College, Cuba, Cornell, Darwin, Mary, Facebook Twitter, Josef Albers, Josh Jones, Euclid, Mary Shelley, Goethe


Bauhaus in Germany: Exploring 100 years of iconic design and architecture

When people think about Germany, visions of fairy tale castles, Oktoberfest, Lederhosen, traces of the Berlin Wall and the ever-iconic Brandenburg Gate are usually what come to mind. But Germany is also famous for what was arguably the most influential modernist art and design movement of the 20th century: the Bauhaus (translates literally as “build house”). Famous for a sleek, functional design that has the soul of a work of art, the Bauhaus movement also had a major impact on design in the Uni...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Berlin Wall, Nazis, Berlin, Chicago, House, Dodge, Bauhaus, Elbe River, Leipzig, Weimar, Dailycheapo, Unesco World Heritage, United State


The Artistry Behind an All-White Painting: A Short Art History Lesson on Minimalism and the All-White Painting

“I could do that” goes the refrain of philistines at modern art galleries, sometimes followed by a “Hell, my dog/cat/baby/elephant could do that!” Sophisticates smirk knowing smirks. Oh no, sir or madam, they most certainly could not. But maybe everyone, at some level, comes across Agnes Martin’s White Stone or Jo Baer’s Untitled (White Square Lavender) and thinks it looks like someone “just took a tube of white paint and spread it on a canvas.” It's tempting to imagine, notes Vox in the...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, College, Harvard, Vox, Sherman, Whitney Museum, Frank Stella, Facebook Twitter, Josef Albers, White Stone, Josh Jones, Agnes Martin, Delacroix, Yasmina Reza


Making Sense of White Paintings: A Short Art History Lesson on Minimalism and the All-White Painting

“I could do that” goes the refrain of philistines at modern art galleries, sometimes followed by a “Hell, my dog/cat/baby/elephant could do that!” Sophisticates smirk knowing smirks. Oh no, sir or madam, they most certainly could not. But maybe everyone, at some level, comes across Agnes Martin’s White Stone or Jo Baer’s Untitled (White Square Lavender) and thinks it looks like someone “just took a tube of white paint and spread it on a canvas.” It's tempting to imagine, notes Vox in the...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, College, Harvard, Vox, Sherman, Whitney Museum, Frank Stella, Facebook Twitter, Josef Albers, White Stone, Josh Jones, Agnes Martin, Delacroix, Yasmina Reza


Dora Somosi’s Journey From Photography Director To Photographer

aPhotoEditor: Can you tell me how you came to work at GQ? Dora Somosi: I studied art history in college, and I had aspirations of being a photographer, and my incredible, but very practical, Hungarian immigrant parents encouraged me to find a career that would make it possible for me to support myself. I didn’t want to abandon photography, though, so I got a job at Magnum Photos—the agency that owned the archive of a photographer I idolized, the Hungarian photojournalist Robert Capa. I like to s...
Tags: Photography, New York, Mexico, La, Hungary, Brooklyn, Mexico City, Upper East Side, Working, Gq, ICP, Magnum, Magnum Photos, Josef Albers, Luis Barragan, Robert Capa


The Impact of Mexico on Abstract Art: Josef Albers at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice

Tenayuca I by Josef Albers - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) I was mesmerized by the restrained passion of the Josef Albers in Mexico exhibition that opened today at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection here in Venice. Curated by the delightful Lauren Hickson, Associate Curator of Collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Hickson has organized the show to tell a riveting story of how Albers's fascination with all things pre-Columbian influenced his abstract work. The show juxtapose...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Germany, Nazis, America, United States, Venice, North Carolina, Adolf Hitler, Anni, Venice Italy, Billy Graham, Josef Albers, Josef, Black Mountain College, Black Mountain


The Spirit of Mexico impacts German Couple & Modern Art: Josef Albers in Mexico at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice

Tenayuca I by Josef Albers - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) I was mesmerized by the restrained passion of the Josef Albers in Mexico exhibition that opened today at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection here in Venice. Curated by the delightful Lauren Hickson, Associate Curator of Collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Hickson has organized the show to tell a riveting story of how Albers's fascination with all things pre-Columbian influenced his abstract work. The show juxtapose...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Germany, Nazis, America, United States, Venice, North Carolina, Adolf Hitler, Anni, Venice Italy, Billy Graham, Josef Albers, Josef, Black Mountain College, Black Mountain


The Spirit of Mexico impacts German Couple: Josef Albers in Mexico at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice

Tenayuca I by Josef Albers - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) I was mesmerized by the restrained passion of the Josef Albers in Mexico exhibition that opened today at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection here in Venice. Curated by the delightful Lauren Hickson, Associate Curator of Collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Hickson has organized the show to tell a riveting story of how Albers's fascination with all things pre-Columbian influenced his abstract work. The show juxtapose...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Germany, Nazis, America, United States, Venice, North Carolina, Adolf Hitler, Anni, Venice Italy, Billy Graham, Josef Albers, Josef, Black Mountain College, Black Mountain


Art Review: Homage to Mexico: Josef Albers and His Reality-Based Abstraction

A radiant Guggenheim exhibition grounds the proto-Minimalist abstract paintings of Josef Albers in the geometric grandeur of Mesoamerican monuments.
Tags: News, Mexico, Josef Albers


Photography And The Bauhaus School

The Bauhaus School was one of the most influential art and design schools in the 20th century. It existed in three cities: Weimar (1919–1925), Dessau (1925–1932) and Berlin (1932–1933) where it eventually closed due to political pressure from the Nazis. Its overarching vision was to put art in contact with everyday life.  The Bauhaus presented a new academic approach by replacing the traditional teacher-student model with the idea of a community or union of artists working together for a unified...
Tags: Photography, Wikipedia, Berlin, Wassily Kandinsky, Weimar, Charleston, Public Domain, Laszlo Moholy Nagy, Josef Albers, Dessau, Bauhaus School, Moholy Nagy, Alexander Rodchenko, Mewes, Moholy, Cool Photos & Photographers


An Oral History of the Bauhaus: Hear Rare Interviews (in English) with Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe & More

Image by Detief Mewes, via Wikimedia Commons The Bauhaus, which operated as an influential school in Germany between 1919 and 1933 but lives on as a kind of aesthetic ideal, has its strongest associations with highly visual work, like textiles, graphic design, industrial design, and especially architecture. But a good deal of thought went into establishing the kind of rationality- and functionality-oriented philosophical basis that would produce all that visual work, and you can hear some of th...
Tags: Google, Art, Spotify, Design, College, Germany, History, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Josef Albers, Wikimedia Commons, Ludwig, Mies, Mies van der Rohe, James Nice, Colin Marshall


11 Hostel-Style Lodges for the New International Nomad

How to jigsaw a twin bed (or a few), plus desks, shelves, and closets into a tiny room? So often the dorm puzzle is solved in the most cost-conscious and Soviet drab of ways. But privately built alternatives have been cropping up in Denmark, Berlin, and other European cities that are so inventive, we’ve found ourselves looking to student housing for small-space living ideas. A companion movement of boutique hostels is equally compelling—and has a considering bunk rooms for our next vacations. He...
Tags: Europe, Books, New York, France, Germany, Berlin, Uncategorized, Toronto, Barcelona, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Miami, Bjarke Ingels, Venice, Copenhagen, Lisbon


Bon Appétit: 13 Favorite French Dining Rooms from the Remodelista Archives

The dining room may be increasingly obsolete in some parts, but it still reigns in France. Here are 13 standouts, some farmhouse-inspired, some modern, all with a detectable Gallic flair. Above: In An Artfully Appointed Parisian Flat, available for rent: an original corner cupboard and herringbone floors. Above: A quiet breakfast table in the Pyrénées. For more of the house, see Inspired by the Sea: At Home with an Artist in France. Above: In A Parisian Apartment with a Summery Spir...
Tags: Books, France, Uncategorized, Paris, Nantes, Montmartre, Josef Albers, Dining Chairs, Dining Tables, La Maison, Dining Rooms, Stone Farmhouse, French Style, Lucille Gauthier Braud, Chez Marie Sixtine, Remodelista Archives


Ask the author: Justice Ginsburg in her own words . . . and then some

The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins on the occasion of the publication of “My Own Words” by Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams (Simon & Schuster, 2016, pp. 400). Welcome, Mary and Wendy, and thank you for taking the time to participate in this question-and-answer exchange for our readers. And congratulations on the publication of this remarkable book chock full of information about the life and times of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Hartnett & ...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Senate, White House, India, Court, Book Reviews, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Brooklyn, Aclu, Social Security, Donald Trump


New York – Josef Albers: “Grey Steps, Grey Scales, Grey Ladders” at David Zwirner Through December 17th, 2016

Josef Albers, Grey Steps, Grey Scales, Grey Ladders (Exhibition View), via Art Observed On view at the David Zwirner Gallery, Grey Steps, Grey Scales, Grey Ladders delves into Josef Albers’s life-long exploration of color, form and space, focusing in particular on his works in white, grey and black, and featuring a range of his most acclaimed square paintings, as […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, David Zwirner, Josef Albers


AO Preview – Miami Beach: Miami Art Week and Art Basel Miami Beach, November 30th – December 4th, 2016

Josef Albers, Homage to the Square: Zwischen Zwei Blau (Between Two Blues) (1955), via David Zwirner As 2016 winds into its final weeks, the art world will once again head south for the annual fairs and festivities of Miami Art Week, headed by Art Basel Miami Beach, its satellite fairs, and other openings, events, parties and performances spread across the […]
Tags: Art, Show, Miami, Art News, Featured Post, Miami Beach, David Zwirner, Josef Albers, Basel Miami, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Art Week, AO Preview


How Can Designers Easily Create Their Own Color Palettes? 

Color theory is a topic in school often glossed over, arguably seen as a second-tier subject as opposed to a core component of a design education. Despite this tendency, the truth is that if you want to be a well-rounded designer creating products you should also probably have a fairly good grasp on color theory. On our discussion boards, designer and Core77 reader DeeDee brought up a nuanced question perhaps all-too-familiar to designers not working primarily within the scope of color. DeeDee w...
Tags: Design, Forum Frenzy, Josef Albers, DeeDee


These Stunning Paper Sculptures Ain’t Your Average Origami

In the 1920s, Josef Albers taught a Bauhaus course in "paper study." Nearly a century later, his teachings are preserved in the work of artist Polly Verity. The post These Stunning Paper Sculptures Ain't Your Average Origami appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Design, Tech, Gallery, Josef Albers


Vellum Venom Vignette: Pantone 448 C

In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is — as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. —Josef Albers, Interaction of Color This is my favorite quote from the most intriguing textbook during my year at the College for Creative Studies. As an administrator of the Brown Car Appreciation […] The post Vellum Venom Vignette: Pantone 448 C appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industrial Design, Autos, Product Design, Color Theory, Brown, Josef Albers, College for Creative Studies, Brown Car Appreciation Society, Olive Green, Vellum Venom


David Zwirner to Represent Josef Albers Estate

David Zwirner will represent the estate of Josef Albers, the New York Times reports.  “He’s really one of the few artists of the 20th century whose life and work span both halves of the century, connecting the idealism of the German Bauhaus in Europe with postwar America,” said David Leiber, one of the gallery’s directors. Read more at […]
Tags: Art, Europe, News, America, New York Times, Art News, Minipost, David Zwirner, Josef Albers


Pal Zileri…Fall/Winter 2016

  Pal Zileri this season was informed not only by the artwork of Josef Albers, but also the idea of adding a touch of sparkle.   A lot of the darker black pieces had lurex, which was an answer to the question of how to add a touch of shine to sportswear.          
Tags: Photos, Zileri, Josef Albers