A UK based expert on the people, products and politics of Germany’s Bauhaus – Andrew Spira M.A., B.A., will be visiting Noosa on Saturday 23 August as a guest lecturer for the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Noosa Inc to talk about this most innovative and influential school of design. The Bauhaus combined avant-garde ideas about abstract art with a thoroughly conscientious approach to social reform and domestic living.
The Bauhaus school of arts was the catalyst for the development of modern architecture with simple lines and mass-produced household items with little ornamentation. The school’s revolutionary influence on world design flourished post the Arts and Crafts movement, which was known for its love of embellishment. The reform of art education was considered vital for economic growth by the German government post the First World War and support for the school with its radical new approach to design was at its peak during the two world wars. Sadly, the restrictive thinking of the fundamentalist Nazi party brought about the school’s demise. But the Bauhaus philosophical approach to design survived with designers around the world continuing to be inspired by its principles.
Before becoming Programme Director at Christie’s Education, London, Mr Spira was a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Following his talk on the Bauhaus Mr Spira will again speak on Sunday 24 August when he will give an extended talk on the immense range and quality of Russian art highlighting the distinctiveness that is easily overlooked.
Design Revolution Expert Visits Noosa
Mary's Church Hall, 17 William St, Tewantin
23rd and 24th of August 2014
For information on these lectures contact ADFAS Noosa on 5448 3189.
Mary's Church Hall, 17 William Street, Tewantin
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