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book marks: a digression

for Kate Wolff

As a newly minted PhD in the 1980s, I wrote a rather surly review of a monograph published in 1984 about the famous Bauhaus-trained graphic designer Herbert Bayer (1900-1985). 700 more words

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Herbert Bayer

Wikipedia’s introduction for Herbert Bayer pretty much sums up his importance:

Herbert Bayer (April 5, 1900 – September 30, 1985) was an Austrian and American…

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Bauhaus Art: The School of Building!

Bauhaus, was an art school in Germany that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicised and taught. 102 more words


One of the last members of the Bauhaus group, Bayer had a very productive life in America. I have a mixed reaction to his work. 70 more words


Humanly Impossible

I came across this photo by Herbert Bayer during a Google search for Surrealism, interesting to read about its creation on the MOMA site, a straightforward task to create this image digitally in Photoshop, but in 1932 it took Bayer some meticulous planning and careful artwork, painting over his first photo with gouache to  create the missing section of arm, then using an airbrush to add tonality, he then rephotographed this image to soften the illusion. 498 more words


Magazine Design

Click the link below “Herbert Bayer Magazine”, to check out my magazine design featuring Hebert Bayer!

Herbert Bayer Magazine 32 more words