Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art: Optical Deconstructions, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art

Optical Deconstructions, 1st Edition

By Edit Tóth

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194 pages | 66 B/W Illus.

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This book complements the more textually-based Bauhaus scholarship with a practice-oriented and creative interpretive method, which makes it possible to consider Bauhaus-related works in an unconventional light. Edit Toth argues that focusing on the functionalist approach of the Bauhaus has hindered scholars from properly understanding its design work. With a global scope and under-studied topics, the book advances current scholarly discussions concerning the relationship between image technologies and the body by calling attention to the materiality of image production and strategies of re-channeling image culture into material processes and physical body space, the space of dimensionality and everyday activity.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

  1. Introduction
  2. Orienting The New Woman: Bruer’s Furniture and Complex Gender Expressivity at the Haus Am Horn
  3. Optical Improvisations: Jazz, Film and Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage
  4. Domestic Interventions: Brandt’s "Mediatized" Objects and Self-Portrait Photographs
  5. "Taking Apart" The Sukya: The Yamawakis’s Postwar Tokyo Home
  6. Vertigo and Kepes’s Light Art in 1950’s America
  7. Contemporary Architecture and Media as the Material Space of Perception

About the Author

Edit Toth is Lecturer at Pennsylvania State University, Altoona.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

This series is our home for innovative research in the fields of art and visual studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into visual culture and art practice, theory, and research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC005000
ARCHITECTURE / History / General
ARC005070
ARCHITECTURE / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
ARC005080
ARCHITECTURE / History / Contemporary (1945-)
ART015000
ART / History / General
ART015020
ART / American / General
ART015030
ART / European
ART015100
ART / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
ART015110
ART / History / Contemporary (1945-)
ART019000
ART / Asian
DES006000
DESIGN / Furniture
DES008000
DESIGN / History & Criticism
PHO010000
PHOTOGRAPHY / History