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Frank Whitford


Thames & Hudson

Art & Architecture;
History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -


216 pages

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The way our environment looks, the appearance of everything from housing estates to newspapers, is partly the result of a school of art and design founded in Germany in 1919 and closed down by the Nazis in 1933. This was the Bauhaus, which has left an indelible mark on art education throughout the world.

Setting everything against a backdrop of the times, Frank Whitford traces the ideas behind its conception and describes its teaching methods. He examines the activities of the teachers - artists as eminent as Paul Klee and Kandinsky - and the daily lives of the students. Everything is described with the aid, wherever possible, of the words of those who were there at the time.

By:   Frank Whitford
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 150mm, 
Weight:   460g
ISBN:   9780500204436
ISBN 10:   0500204438
Series:   World of Art
Pages:   216
Publication Date:   March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Frank Whitford was born in 1941 and educated at Wadham College, Oxford, the Courtauld Institute, London and the Freie Universitat, West Berlin. After a career as a journalist and a cartoonist, he taught at University College London, and then in Cambridge, where he is still attached to Wolfson College. Well known as a broadcaster and lecturer, he was for many years Tutor in Cultural History at the Royal College of Art, London. His other books include Klimt and Bauhaus (also in the World of Art Series); Oskar Kokoschka, A Life; Expressionist Paintings and the prize-winning Japanese Prints and Western Painters.

'Well constructed, entertaining and eminently readable' - Architects' Journal

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