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Join us at the Atlanta Gift & Home Market 2022

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AIGA presents 'Designing Peace' curator and editor Cynthia Smith

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Natural treasures of bygone centuries in 'Collecting Nature: The History of the Herbarium and Natural Specimens'

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Prescient, playful hardcore self-portraiture in 'Peter Berlin: Icon, Artist, Photosexual'

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Processing the Supreme Court's landmark decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and yesterday's NYC conceal-carry decision, we turn to Barbara Kruger

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A panoramic new exploration of Christian Dior

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Celebrate summer with 'Matthew Brookes: Into the Wild'

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Rizzoli Bookstore presents Matthew Leifheit and Jack Parlett launching 'To Die Alive'

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Herbert Bayer, exhibition posters for the "European Applied Arts Exhibition" (1927) and "50 Years Bauhaus" (1968) and spread from László Moholy-Nagy

Bauhaus Typography, Still Thrilling after 100 Years

Featured images—two posters by Herbert Bayer (1927 and 1968) and a spread from László Moholy-Nagy's 1928 Bauhausbücher series book, Painting, Photography, Film—are from Bauhaus Typography at 100, launching tonight with a talk by design luminary Ellen Lupton, who also contributes the Introduction to the book. "The Bauhaus remains today an open idea and a contested myth," Lupton writes. "Some designers working in the 1920s thought the Bauhaus was arrogant and self-important. In Germany in the 1920s and 30s, the egalitarian universalism of the Bauhaus was attacked by nationalists hawking their poisoned promises of racial purity. Even before the Bauhaus was closed by the Nazis in 1933, it had become a flattened icon for functional design, and yet the school’s strongest educators—from Itten, Klee and Kandinsky to Moholy-Nagy, Albers and Schmidt—pursued humanistic, even spiritual, paths through their teaching. Moholy-Nagy left, in part, because he thought the school was becoming too focused on practical concerns. Later, postmodernists poked fun at its repression of history and ornament, as well as its ideological fervor. Today, the Bauhaus faces new tests of purity. The modernist legacy is Eurocentric, patriarchal and exclusionary. Although some design educators say, 'It’s time to throw the Bauhaus under the bus,' others keep finding new ideas in this school’s layered history. The people who lived, worked, wrote and taught within the Bauhaus’ glowing orb of influence struggled with the conflicts and possibilities of their time. They looked boldly forward—and also sideways—at the dangerous present. They left behind their own trails of light and shadow—traces to be read, interpreted, and questioned."

Bauhaus Typography at 100

Bauhaus Typography at 100

Hbk, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 280 pgs / 450 color / 25 b&w.

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Happy Mother's Day!

DATE 5/8/2022

Happy Mother's Day!