The Story of the Bauhaus
The Art and Design School that Changed Everything
Established in 1919 around the principle that good design should be available to everyone, and has the potential to change the world, the Bauhaus movement remains influential a century later. The 100 entries in this illustrated book include artists who exemplified the movement’s ideals, from founder Walter Gropius to the more controversial Mies van der Rohe, and objects, buildings and other artforms that epitomize its emphasis on clean lines and efficiency.
Sybil Andrews Linocuts
A Complete Catalogue
Born in Bury St Edmunds in 1898, Sybil Andrews worked as a welder during the First World War and her formal art training only began after 1918, first at Heatherley School of Fine Art in London, then at the new Grosvenor School where, along with Andrew Power and Claude Flight, she developed a dynamic, expressive and abstract style. After a biographical essay, this volume reproduces all 87 of Andrew’s linocuts, including the famous Speedway (1934) and In Full Cry (1931).
Cross-Currents of German and Russian Art, 1907–1917
Focusing on the decade before the Russian Revolution, this volume and the exhibition it accompanied (at the Neue Gallerie, New York) explore the parallel and often intertwined development of Russian and German art. The five essays discuss topics including the ‘Jack of Diamonds’ group, Russian participation in Der Blaue Reiter and the pioneers of abstract art, Kandinsky, Larionov and Malevich; while 85 reproductions include portraits, nudes, landscapes, urban scenes and abstracts by both Russian and German artists.
Mexico and American Modernism
Exploring the significant role of Mexico and Mexican art in the formation of modernism in the USA, Landau looks in detail at the Mexican experiences of four major American artists: Isamu Noguchi, Philip Guston, Jackson Pollock and Robert Motherwell. The chapters on Noguchi and Guston focus on their social and political sympathies during the Depression era; on Pollock, Landau discusses his Mexican-related iconographic experiments in New York; and her study of Motherwell examines the influence of Surrealist expatriate circles.
Love and War on the Côte d'Azur
In 1925, Barry Dierks, a young American architect, and his lover Eric Sawyer bought land at Miramar on the Côte d’Azur and built Le Trident, their home and a spectacular showcase for Barry’s architecture. A year later, Somerset Maugham’s La Mauresque became the first of some 70 houses designed by Dierks for the Riviera’s rich and famous. This biography of Barry and Eric also tells of the glamorous inhabitants of the villas and the lifestyle of Jazz Age Côte d’Azur.