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Alfred H. Barr, Jr.

Alfred H. Barr, Jr.  

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(b Detroit, 28 Jan. 1902; d Salisbury, Conn., 15 Aug. 1981).American art historian and museum administrator who played an enormously influential role in establishing an intellectual framework for the ...
André Lurçat

André Lurçat  

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 (1894–1970) French architect, city planner, and writer.Lurçat’s work was wide-ranging, from furniture to urbanism. As a founding member of CIAM, and a militant communist, his commitment to modern ...
Anni Albers

Anni Albers  

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(1899–1994)Textile designer and weaver Anni Albers (née Fleischmann) was born in Berlin, studying at the School of Applied Art, Hamburg, from 1919 to 1920. From 1922 to 1925 she studied in the ...
Arbeitsrat für Kunst

Arbeitsrat für Kunst  

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Group of German architects founded (1918) by Bruno Taut, which included Otto Bartning, Walter Gropius, Erich Mendelsohn, and Max Taut, with several artists. Taut wanted the group to wield political ...
Argentine art

Argentine art  

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Argentina has little trace of pre-Hispanic art and thus largely depended on European models until the 20th century when its artists deliberately adopted an internationalist policy. Examples of early ...
Arieh Sharon

Arieh Sharon  

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(1900–84).Polish-born Israeli architect. He settled (1920) in Palestine, where he designed and built several buildings in the kibbutz of Gan Shemuel. He studied (1926–9) at the Bauhaus under Gropius ...
Art Deco

Art Deco  

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The predominant decorative art style of the 1920s and 1930s, characterized by precise and boldly delineated geometric shapes and strong colours.
Arzberg

Arzberg  

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(established 1887)This German ceramics manufacturer is perhaps most widely recognized in the history of design for its clearly articulated, undecorated, yet distinctive white designs by Herman ...
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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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6,567 words

Founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany, and closed in 1933 in Berlin, the Bauhaus was one of the most concentrated

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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2006
Subject:
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535 words

German school of art, design and architecture, founded by Walter Gropius (1883–1969). It was active in Weimar

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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122 words

a ‘comprehensive’ art school, which was founded in Weimar in 1919 with official support (Staatliches Bauhaus) under the direction of

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
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146 words

German school for architecture and the applied arts, which played an important role in developing links between design and industry.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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2004
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759 words

A school of art and design founded in Weimar in 1919 and closed by the Nazis in 1933 after moving

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Current Version:
2003
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Art & Architecture
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203 words

a school of architecture and applied art, established in Weimar in 1919 by the architect Walter Gropius (1883–1969).

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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138 words

A movement established in 1919 by Walter Gropius at his school in Bauhaus, Weimar, Germany, in an attempt to break

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Günter Berghaus

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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223 words

German art school, founded by Walter Gropius, originally situated in Weimar (1919–25), then active in Dessau (1925–32...

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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144 words

German art school, founded by Walter Gropius, originally situated in Weimar (1919–25), then active in Dessau (1925–32...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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222 words

An early 20th-century school combining the *fine and *applied arts and architecture, its name was based on the ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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a school of applied arts established by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919 and noted for its refined functionalist approach to architecture and industrial design. The socialist principles on ... More
Beaux-Arts

Beaux-Arts  

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Florid Classical style evolved in the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, the main official art-school in France, founded in 1795, when it became a separate institution from the old Académie ...

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