Women's Work: Textile Art From The Bauhaus.
by [Textile Art] Weltge, Sigrid Wortmann.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket with light sunning to the spine. Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and other male leaders of the famous interwar German art school steered women applicants into the weaving workshop because they considered textiles to be "women's work." With designs ranging from severely geometrical to riotously colorful, weavers like Gunta Stolzl, Benita Otte, Anni Albers and Marli Ehrman made the Bauhaus workshop an innovative laboratory which set standards for textile production worldwide. After the Nazis closed the Bauhaus in 1933, its weavers dispersed to Black Mountain College in North Carolina, to California's Pond Farm Community and to the New Bauhaus established in Chicago by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Their legacy of free experimentation led to a rebirth of handweaving in the U.S. Beautifully written and illustrated, this study unearths a major chapter in Bauhaus history. Fully illustrated in black & white and color reproductions from one of the richest artistic periods in the 20th Century
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 26224