workshops for modernity

This city looks like it was built by a wizard long ago, but the foreground building has new windows and lamps above the steps down to the pier, where partiers wear black tie and evening gowns.  (Alan Howcroft, “’The Waydreland Mermaid’ – a scene from his story ‘Lady Icicle’”, White Dwarf 31, June/July 1982)

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Rag Rug T Shirt Utility Crayon Brights Coral Black Laundry Workshop Mud Room Mat Modern Cottage Rainbow 21 in x 32 in --US Shipping Included
Bright crayon colors mix with black and gray for a playful, practical rag rug. The bold shades of coral, turquoise, blue, purple, red, and orange keep our utility rug looking cheerful, while the slightly lighter pieces of yellow, pink, and lime green add interest to the crayon colors. Our rectangular rug is approximately 21 inches by 32 inches (53cm by 81cm), designed to be a utility rug in a laundry room, craft room, or mud room. The thickness of the upcycled t-shirts provides a welcome cushion during long sessions of crafting or cleaning. Weve used the printed remnants of t-shirts that dont make it into our other rag rugs to make this scrappy rug, similar in style to scrap quilts. For that reason, we have priced this rug a little less than our other t-shirt rag rugs of the same size. Care instructions: Machine wash cold on a gentle cycle (front loading machines only), air dry. Some shrinkage may occur. For use on hardwood floors, you may want to add a non-slip backing. We will ship this rug via USPS Priority Mail for free within the United States; please see our policies for international shipping costs. (Overages of $2 or more will be refunded when your order ships.) Hand knitted in our smoke-free, pet-free home. Any questions, please feel free to contact us! Thanks for looking, Handiworkin’ Girls Looking for a different size or color? Check out our other t-shirt rugs here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandiworkinGirls?section_id=8132650

The Bauhaus, the school of art and design founded in Germany in 1919 and shut down by the Nazis in 1933, brought together artists, architects and designers–among them Anni and Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Lyonel Feininger, Walter Gropius, Johannes Itten, Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, Lilly Reich, Oskar Schlemmer, Gunta Stölzl–in an extraordinary conversation on the nature of art in the industrial age. Aiming to rethink the form of modern life, the Bauhaus became the site of a dazzling array of experiments in the visual arts that have profoundly shaped the world today. Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, published to accompany a major multimedia exhibition, is The Museum of Modern Art’s first comprehensive treatment of the subject since its famous Bauhaus exhibition of 1938, and offers a new generational perspective on the twentieth century’s most influential experiment in artistic education. Organized in collaboration with the three major Bauhaus collections in Germany (the Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau and the Klassic Stiftung Weimar), Bauhaus 1919-1933 examines the extraordinarily broad spectrum of the school’s products, including industrial design, furniture, architecture, graphics, photography, textiles, ceramics, theater and costume design, painting and sculpture. Many of the objects discussed and illustrated here have rarely if ever been seen or published outside Germany. Featuring approximately 400 color plates, richly complemented by documentary images, Bauhaus 1919-1933 includes two overarching essays by the exhibition’s curators, Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman, that present new perspectives on the Bauhaus. Shorter essays by more than 20 leading scholars apply contemporary viewpoints to 30 key Bauhaus objects, and an illustrated narrative chronology provides a dynamic glimpse of the Bauhaus’ lived history.