21ST CENTURY FURNITURE: THE IMMORTALITY OF FEMALE DESIGN IN THE BAUHAUS MOVEMENT

  • Vadillo, M.
Abstract:
So, quite fortunately for the history of design, a place arose at that time where these pioneering developments could take shape. We might say that the pivotal moment arrived with the renowned german Bauhaus movement (1919-1933). Nowhere else in the world was so much thought given to modern design in such a remarkable way, merging with architecture, textile and object-based developments; its focus was to give the profession of design a definitive boost. And even though the fourteen years of BauhausÂ’ gender policy regarding women was exceptional, it remains a fact that, despite some changes imposed on the Council of Masters and their respective directors at its three locations, the Bauhaus was the first official centre to provide professional training to women in the field of modern design. In fact, most of these women went on to become internationally acknowledged, prestigious artists whose works are on show at the most important museums in the Western world. It was at this time that many pivotal and highly-skilled craftswomen and artists would arise in the Bauhaus: Wera Meyer-Waldeck (1906-1964), Anni Albers (1899-1994), Alma Buscher (1899-1944), Annemarie Mauck (1906-1996), Katt Both (1905-1985), Lotte Stam-Beese (1903-1988), the already mentioned Margaret Leischner or Lotte Collein (1905-1995) amongst other international figures, with special mention to Prof. Lilly Reich (1885-1947) who taught her final courses at the renowned school.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
Bauhaus; women; design; furniture; textile design; Lilly Reich; Margarete Leischner; Alma Buscher; Anni Albers; Wera Meyer-Waldeck.
Volume:
17
SGEM Book title:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2017, www.sgemvienna.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-96-4 / ISSN 2367-5659, March 28-31, Book5, Vol.1, 3-14 pp, DOI:10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2017/HB5
Book number:
5.1
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
3-14
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2017
ISBN:
978-619-7105-96-4
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2017, www.sgemvienna.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-96-4 / ISSN 2367-5659, March 28-31, Book5, Vol.1, 3-14 pp, DOI:10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2017/HB51/S17.001, 4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2017
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2017/HB51/S17.001
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