Coverbild Gunta Stölzl
Gunta Stölzl
Bauhaus Master
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Edited by: Yael Aloni, Monika Stadler
Foreword: Monika Stadler
Graphic Design: Margarethe Hausstätter
March 2009 , 132 Pages , 0 Ills.
236mm x 219mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2417-3
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Gunta Stölzl (1897–1983) was the only woman among the masters at the Bauhaus, the twentieth century’s most important school of design, architecture, and art. As an inventive textile designer and head of the weaving workshop, she turned it into a flourishing, productive enterprise—an unusual success story.The artist’s personal writings open up a view of her life and work from 1917 to late 1931; these are accompanied by explanatory comments and a foreword by Monika Stadler, Stölzl’s daughter. Through excerpts from her journals, letters, and articles, some of which are published here for the first time, we trace Stölzl’s life from the time she was a student in Munich, to her service as a Red Cross nurse during the war, from her years at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau until she founded a hand-weaving business in Zurich . The precise chronological organization of the texts and works gives rise to many surprising references. In the reflection of her own statements, we see the most vivid portrait possible of Gunta Stölzl as an individual and as an artist. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2371-8)
»More than 75 key works by Stölzl are illustrated that emphasize the style and technique of the industrial craft that she pioneered. Her beautiful color palette and harmonious designs are shown to great effect in this compact and finely produced book.«
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