Gestalt und Hinterhalt
Das Bauhaus im Spiegel der Mathildenhöhe
- Reveals an insight into the relationships between, and development of, the main protagonist of Bauhaus
- Presents art and design produced between love affairs and discords
- Each chapter has a different font type, referring to the time in which the story is set, and begins with a short synopsis in comic form
- Beautifully bound in leather
In 1908 Peter Behrens recruited the young Walter Gropius in his architect’s office – but threw him out again in 1910. Gestalt und Hinterhalt [Form and Attack]
places a tongue-in-cheek focus on relationships among artists that revolved around the Bauhaus and Darmstadt’s artists’ colony Mathildenhöhe, Germany. We gain insights into the numerous love affairs of Alma Mahler, and follow Herbert Bayer, who set off from Darmstadt to Weimar, and soon toppled Walter Gropius’s second marriage.
This book narrates the story of Bauhaus in a way never told before – through not only the successes and talents of those involved, but also through their failures and failings.
Text in German.
- Arnoldsche Art Publishers
- 25th Mar 2020
- UK, US, Eastern Europe, France, Benelux, Japan, South Korea, Africa, South America & Ireland exclusive. South Africa, N&M East non-exclusive
- 240 mm x 160 mm
- 304 Pages
- 111 color