This month, we'll be discussing the last four chapters of "the bauhaus group" by Nicholas Fox Weber, to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the seminal Bauhaus art school.
As a somewhat long book (517 pages), we're splitting the discussion into our two summer meetings.
The last four chapters cover Bauhaus members husband and wife artists Josef and Anni Albers and architect Mies van der Rohe, as well as a short afterword.
The pioneering Bauhaus school, located in Weimar and Dessau, existed only from 1919 to 1933, but influenced art and architecture far beyond Germany and long after its closure.
This group biography, written by the longtime head of the Albers Foundation Nicholas Fox Weber, captures the spirit and flair with which these Bauhaus geniuses lived, as well as their consuming goal of making art and architecture. Anni and Josef Albers, the only husband and wife artistic pair at the Bauhaus (she a textile artist and he a professor and artist in glass, metal, wood and photography), told Weber their own stories and described life at the Bauhaus with their fellow artists and teachers.
We will discuss the first three chapters of the book in our July meeting.
Don't worry if you don't finish the book. Please come and share your thoughts about this area of art and the process art making and appreciation in general.
The fee for the meetup is $2 per person, which covers the meetup administration costs.