FRANCE – PARIS
“Let us strive to imagine and create the new building of tomorrow; the one that will unite every discipline – architecture, sculpture and painting – and the one that will one day soar skyward by millions of craftsmen’s hands, as a symbol of a new belief to come.” -Walter Gropius, Bauhaus Manifesto, 1919
Mateo Kries’ Bauhaus Style, published by Assouline, highlights the architectural style that pioneered modernism: the Bauhaus. Considered the most influential art school of the twentieth century, the Bauhaus still has an impact today in the fields of architecture, art and design, as well as in the worlds of fashion, film and photography. Bauhaus masters include Josef Albers, Wassily Kandinsky, László Moholy-Nagy and Herbert Bayer.
This pioneering style still impacts our lives, our politics and our social norms. It inspires the creation of objects that are pure, functional, colourful or geometrically patterned.
In the same spirit as the successful “Travel” series, Assouline’s “Style” series highlights the most emblematic artistic movements and their influence on our modern culture. Author Mateo Kries is one of the design industry’s most influential curators and editors. He co-founded the DESIGNMAI festival in Berlin. He is also director of the Vitra Design Museum in Weil-am-Rhein. In his book, he demonstrates that the Bauhaus style is the origin of modernism.
FLORA DI CARLO