Nicholas Fox Weber, for thirty-four years head of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation spent many years working with Anni and Josef Albers, the only husband-and-wife artistic pair at the Bauhaus (she was a textile artist; he was a professor and an artist, in glass, metal, wood, and photography).
The Alberses told him their own stories and described life at the Bauhaus with their fellow artists and teachers, Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, as well as with these figures’ lesser-known wives and girlfriends.
In this extraordinary group biography, Weber brilliantly brings to life the pioneering art school in Germany’s Weimar and Dessau in the 1920s and early 1930s, and captures the spirit and flair with which these Bauhaus geniuses lived, as well as their consuming goal of making art and architecture.
REVIEWS ON THE BAUHAUS GROUP
“Weber’s dazzlingly detailed suite of Bauhaus lives greatly enriches our understanding of modernity and art.”
“This book provides an excellent introduction to the personalities responsible for some of the 20th century’s most innovative experiments in art and design.”
— Associated Press
“Combining gossip, art and architectural criticism and very readable biography, “The Bauhaus Group” is a book that everyone interested in modern art and architecture should read.”
— Huntington News