ABC's of the Bauhaus: (Paperback)

The Bauhaus and Design Theory

By Ellen Lupton, Ellen Lupton (Editor)

Princeton Architectural Press, 9781878271426, 64pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1996

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Interior Design magazine says that The ABC's of the Bauhaus is, "a collection of visually and intellectually stimulating essays about basic design courses at the Bauhaus, Froebel toys, inflation in the Weimar Republic, the typography of Herbert Bayer, Psychoanalysis, and fractal geometry. A fascinating fantasia on an elementary theme."

And Elysabeth Yates Burns McKee, from Design Book Review says that "perhaps the most successful aspect of The ABC's is its ability to elucidate complexand fundamentaltheroetical aspects of the Bauhaus program."

About the Author

Ellen Lupton is one of America's preeminent design educators. Her books include Skin, Inside Design Now, and Mixing Messages, among others. She is currently director of the design program at Maryland Institute of Art and Design.

Praise For ABC's of the Bauhaus:: The Bauhaus and Design Theory

The ABC's is a model of the ways in which design and writing might be harnessed to probe and illuminate a visual subject.... It sets a formidable standard. Eye

While this may be the briefest book on the Bauhaus, we also regard it as one of the best. Ballast Quarterly Review