To many, the Alberses were the embodiment of forward-thinking modernity. And yet, to a surprising degree, they were inspired by ancient art.
When the Bauhaus came to Monte Albán
A new show looks at Josef and Anni Albers as collectors of ancient artifacts.
Design and reform: the making of the Bauhaus
October 2009 | In our time the name Bauhaus has become a synonym for high modernism, a stand-in for the purist design language of the years between the two world wars and beyond. For many it is now a stylistic descriptor, a sort of shorthand for a specific look, often understood without any temporal attachment or historical meaning. But the …