Oskar Schlemmer: Visions of a New World, Ina Conzen
This handsome publication was printed in 2014 by Hirmer for Staatsgalerie Stuttgart to accompany their exhibition.
Schlemmer was a pioneer of modern art; painter, sculptor, costume designer, creator of the Triadic Balet. One of the masters of Modern Art and integral to the Bauhaus. A son of Stuttgart, born there in September 1888, he was hired as master of form at the Bauhaus theatre workshop in 1923, having worked in the sculpture department for some time before that. His most famous work is perhaps the Triadisches Ballett in which the dances are transfigured into geometric shapes; this work premiered in 1922 with music composed by Paul Hindemeth.
For fans of the Great British Sewing Bee, you could see the influence of Schlemmers work in the final (and winning piece) by Matt . . . maybe.
Hardback. 300 pages.