The Resource Bauhaus : the face of the 20th century, written and narrated by Frank Whitford, (videorecording)

Bauhaus : the face of the 20th century, written and narrated by Frank Whitford, (videorecording)

Label
Bauhaus : the face of the 20th century
Title
Bauhaus
Title remainder
the face of the 20th century
Statement of responsibility
written and narrated by Frank Whitford
Title variation
Bauhaus - the face of the twentieth century
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Summary
Founded in 1919 in the Eastern German city of Weimar, the Bauhaus was the first art school after the World War to put new ideas and controversial thoughts into practice. Called the 'greatest design institution of the 20th century', it has been a major influence on the aesthetics of architecture, painting and other fields of the arts. The utopian aspirations of the disappointed soldier Walter Gropius eventually attracted students from all over Germany to learn with skilled teachers such as Paul Klee, Vasily Kandinsky, Oskar Schlemmer or Joseph Albers. Gropius believed in the idea that all arts are one and that in order to become an artist man has to fully understand the tools he is working with. He aimed to produce objects that equally connected functionality and aesthetics. Students who began with workshops in color and geometry eventually took up politics, experimented in theatre and music and formed a strong community. Threatened by the National Socialist Party, the Bauhaus had to move to Dessau in 1925 and continued its work there. As the Nazi terror increased, a new home was found in Berlin in the early thirties but was closed down in 1933. With the help of interviews and documentary material, the film tries to emphasize the meaning of Bauhaus for the industrialised world of today and shows how the spirit of the artist as engineer found its deepest roots in the United States, especially in Chicago
Related
Cataloging source
AUC
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Producer, Julia Cave; writer, Frank Whitford
Dewey number
709.04
PerformerNote
Frank Whitford
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Whitford, Frank
  • Cave, Julia
  • TV3 Network
  • RM Arts (Firm)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Bauhaus
  • Marcom Projects
Runtime
49
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gropius, Walter
  • Bauhaus
  • Design
  • Art
  • Documentary films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Bauhaus : the face of the 20th century, written and narrated by Frank Whitford, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
In English and German with English subtitles
Control code
000040223136
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 49 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
6RMBH
System control number
(OCoLC)220395344
System details
DVD. PAL region 4, formatted for worldwide use for playback on PAL region 4 compatible systems
Label
Bauhaus : the face of the 20th century, written and narrated by Frank Whitford, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
In English and German with English subtitles
Control code
000040223136
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 49 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
6RMBH
System control number
(OCoLC)220395344
System details
DVD. PAL region 4, formatted for worldwide use for playback on PAL region 4 compatible systems

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