ISBN: HB: 9783037786666

Lars Muller Publishers

April 2021

104 pp.

23x18 cm

47 illus.




Bauhausbucher 13

Although he was never an official member of the Bauhaus, Albert Gleizes dedicated his influential essay on Cubism to the art school. In 1928, the editors Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Walter Gropius included this essay as volume 13 in the Bauhausbucher series. In addition to his own works, Gleizes shows artworks by Georges Braque, Robert Delaunay, Fernand Leger and Pablo Picasso as reference examples. He places the Bauhaus and its book series in an international context that captures the interaction of the numerous art movements of the time in an impressive way. Albert Gleizes, a French painter and writer, is considered an important representative of Cubism. He described himself as the founder of this art movement throughout his life. Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger wrote the first major treatise on Cubism, Du "Cubisme", in 1912. Gleizes' many theoretical writings were originally most appreciated in Germany, where especially at the Bauhaus his ideas were given thoughtful consideration.