For over half a century, Herbert Bayer (1900-1985), one of the original masters of the Bauhaus, did pioneering work in all of the fine and applied arts. This is the first book to present a comprehensive survey of Bayer's enormous oeuvre; Arthur A. Cohen traces the development of Bayer's visual ideas across six decades and as many genres, proving that Bayer — more than any of his Bauhaus colleagues — produced an art that simultaneously expressed the needs of an industrial age and the impulse of the avant garde. Bayer himself served as the art director of this volume; in accordance with his sixty-year commitment to the use of the lowercase alphabet, all 32 of his essays included here are set in minuscules.
Designer: Herbert Bayer
Author: Arthur A. Cohen
Publisher: MIT Press
Size: 9.75 × 11.5" / 248 × 292 mm
Binding: Hardcover with jacket