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Bauhaus Women


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Forty five key women of the Bauhaus movement.

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Elizabeth Otto is a professor of modern and contemporary art history at The State University of New York at Buffalo. She has published widely on gender issues in Germany's visual culture of the 1920s and 1930s, especially at the Bauhaus. Her books include Tempo, Tempo! The Bauhaus Photomontages of Marianne Brandt and the co-edited collections Passages of Exile and The New Woman International: Representations in Photography and Film. Patrick Roessler is a professor of communications and empirical research methods at the University of Erfurt, Germany. His books and exhibitions include The Bauhaus at the Newsstand, Herbert Bayer: Die Berliner Jahre. Werbegrafik 1928-1938 (Herbert Bayer: The Berlin Years, Graphic Design in Advertising 1928-1938), The Bauhaus and Public Relations: Communication in a Permanent State of Crisis, and Iconic Magazines: Highlights of the German Popular Press 1918-1945.


Spotlights 45 Bauhaus women and their courage and creativity, as well as their progressive ideas and inspiring stories. -- Petra Loho * Metropolis *
Readers will be satisfied to find a mixture of known and lesser-known names. -- Alexander Adams * AlexanderAdamsArt: Reviews of Art, Culture, and Literature *
By offering crisply concise and inviting profiles of 45 Bauhaus women, and through striking photos and graphics, Otto and Rossler celebrate the extraordinary richness of the contributions made by women in textiles as well as in supposedly "masculine" arts like architecture. -- Norman Weinstein * ArchNewsNow *
An eye-opening survey of arresting photomontages, choreography and costumes that evoke 1970s punk or 1980s new romanticism as much the totalitarian regimes under which these artists worked. -- Philip Hoare * New Statesman *
Credit, finally, is being given to the women who helped make the Bauhaus what it was... Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective, brings 45 women back into view. -- Nina Caplan * Oenologique *
Bauhaus Women aims to make up for this century of misogyny by showcasing these neglected women artists. -- Charles Darwent * World of Interiors *

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