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Richard Filipowski: Art & Design Beyond the Bauhaus

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About the Author:

Marisa Bartolucci is a veteran design journalist, editor, and author. Her father, the late industrial designer Edgar Bartolucci, was a classmate of Filipowski at the School of Design in Chicago. Foreword by László Moholy-Nagy's daughter Hattula, who is cofounder of the family's foundation and is a Mesoamerican archaeologist by profession.

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Monacelli Pr, 02/06/2018

In this, the first monograph of Richard Filipowski, a major figure bridging the Bauhaus and American modernism finally gets his due. Filipowski (1923-2008) was among the most gifted polymaths in the annals of modernism, mentored by teachers formerly of the Bauhaus. Whether as a painter, sculptor, or designer of furniture and jewelry, he developed a lush, abstract, and amazing visual language that marks him among the finest figures of midcentury art and design. At the Institute of Design in Chicago, he quickly became a protégé of founder Moholy-Nagy. Recruited by Gropius, he developed a course in design fundamentals at Harvard, which remains a cornerstone of design pedagogy to this day. He then moved to MIT where he taught for more than three decades, until he retired. Through the efforts of his family and new attention by design scholars--several of whom contribute essays here on his graphic works, painting, sculpture, furniture--his place in design history is being revealed...
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