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Books and materials relating to the applied arts after WWI; their use in architecture & interior design; the design of handworked and manufactured objects including: ceramics, metalwork, wood, jewelry, textiles, glass, furniture, graphics, clocks & watches, toys, leather, etc.

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Itten, Johannes, Design and Form The Basic Course at the Bauhaus, New York, Reinhold, 1964, 1st American edition, 4to (11" x 8.5"), HB, yellow cloth bds w/ black titles in a yellow and b&w photographic dj, VG/ VG-. Sm. minor scratches to cover, a .25" tear to rear bottom edge.

190 pp. 197 b&w illustrations. Complete translation(first published in 1964 under title: Mein Vorkurs am Bauhaus)of the famous Basic Course at the Bauhaus written by Johannes Itten (1888 - 1967), the original organizer of the School's foundation course. His aim was to assess the students' creativity, facilitate their career choices and to teach them elementary design -- training them for future careers in the applied arts and related industries.

"At the Bauhaus, artistic and technical media was taught systematically and thoroughly for the first time. The aim of my instruction in the Vorkurs (basic design course) was education to form the creative individual. This new method became famous throughout the world." Johannes Itten

"Play becomes joy, joy becomes work, work becomes play". Johannes Itten

This is not only a landmark educational document from one of central figures at the Bauhaus School in its early years, but also a vital tool for art educators today, especially to those who hope to encourage the individual creative growth of students.    [Book ID # 465]


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