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The Resource Walter Gropius : visionary founder of the Bauhaus, Fiona MacCarthy

Walter Gropius : visionary founder of the Bauhaus, Fiona MacCarthy

Label
Walter Gropius : visionary founder of the Bauhaus
Title
Walter Gropius
Title remainder
visionary founder of the Bauhaus
Statement of responsibility
Fiona MacCarthy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mention the Bauhaus and iconic objects such as a Marianne Brandt teapot, an Anni Albers weaving or a Marcel Breuer chair leap to mind. But the Bauhaus was more than an art school - it was the birth of a radical new philosophy of design: a constellation of talents including Kandinsky, Klee and Moholy-Nagy, at the heart of which was Walter Gropius. MacCarthy grippingly narrates the story of the ground-breaking architect's life beginning with his shattering experiences in World War One before his turbulent marriage to the notorious Alma Mahler and the tragic death of their daughter. After Gropius' agonised decision to leave Nazi Germany in 1933, she explores his life in exile by tracing how a disorientating period in London evolved into a peaceful marriage with Ise Gropius and his late starring role in twentieth-century architecture in America. Challenging views of Gropius as a doctrinaire modernist, MacCarthy's modern reassessment of Gropius' interior life is biography at its finest: insightful, witty, and gloriously three-dimensional
Summary
Fiona MacCarthy challenges the image of Walter Gropius as a doctrinaire architectural rationalist, bringing out the vision and courage that carried him through a politically hostile age. Approaching the Bauhaus founder from all angles, she offers a poignant personal story, one that reexamines the urges that drove Euro-American modernism as a whole
Tone
Writing style
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10774310
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacCarthy, Fiona
Dewey number
724.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gropius, Walter
  • Bauhaus
  • Biographies
  • Architects
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the man who built the Bauhaus
Label
Walter Gropius : visionary founder of the Bauhaus, Fiona MacCarthy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Illustration on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Gropius family tree -- Preface: The silver prince -- First life, Germany / 1 Berlin 1883-1907 -- 2 Spain 1907-1908 -- 3 Berlin 1908-1910 -- 4 Vienna and Alma Mahler 1910-1913 -- 5 Gropius at war 1914-1918 -- 6 Bauhaus Weimar and Lily Hildebrandt 1919-1920 -- 7 Bauhaus Weimar and Maria Benemann 1920-1922 -- 8 Bauhaus Weimar and Ise Gropius 1923-1925 -- 9 Bauhaus Dessau 1925-1926 -- 10 Bauhaus Dessau 1927-1928 -- 11 America 1928 -- 12 Berlin 1928-1932 -- 13 Berlin 1933-1934 -- Second life, England / 14 London, Berlin, Rome 1934 -- 15 London 1934 -- 16 London 1935 -- 17 London 1935-1936 -- 18 London 1936-1937 -- Third life, America / 19 Harvard 1937-1939 -- 20 Harvard and the Second World War 1940-1944 -- 21 Return to Berlin 1945-1947 -- 22 Harvard and TAC 1948-1952 -- 23 Wandering star: Japan, Paris, London, Baghdad, Berlin 1953-1969 -- 24 New England 1960-1969 -- Afterword: Reverberations -- Sources and references -- Acknowledegments [sic] -- Index
Control code
000065299206
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 547 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571295135
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019016849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
(YBP)15090956
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1084393434
Label
Walter Gropius : visionary founder of the Bauhaus, Fiona MacCarthy
Publication
Copyright
Note
Illustration on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Gropius family tree -- Preface: The silver prince -- First life, Germany / 1 Berlin 1883-1907 -- 2 Spain 1907-1908 -- 3 Berlin 1908-1910 -- 4 Vienna and Alma Mahler 1910-1913 -- 5 Gropius at war 1914-1918 -- 6 Bauhaus Weimar and Lily Hildebrandt 1919-1920 -- 7 Bauhaus Weimar and Maria Benemann 1920-1922 -- 8 Bauhaus Weimar and Ise Gropius 1923-1925 -- 9 Bauhaus Dessau 1925-1926 -- 10 Bauhaus Dessau 1927-1928 -- 11 America 1928 -- 12 Berlin 1928-1932 -- 13 Berlin 1933-1934 -- Second life, England / 14 London, Berlin, Rome 1934 -- 15 London 1934 -- 16 London 1935 -- 17 London 1935-1936 -- 18 London 1936-1937 -- Third life, America / 19 Harvard 1937-1939 -- 20 Harvard and the Second World War 1940-1944 -- 21 Return to Berlin 1945-1947 -- 22 Harvard and TAC 1948-1952 -- 23 Wandering star: Japan, Paris, London, Baghdad, Berlin 1953-1969 -- 24 New England 1960-1969 -- Afterword: Reverberations -- Sources and references -- Acknowledegments [sic] -- Index
Control code
000065299206
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 547 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571295135
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019016849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
(YBP)15090956
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1084393434

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