Bauhaus at MOMA.http://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/museums/bauhaus%E2%80%94art-everywhere/780/
Many pieces are beyond familiar, such as Marcel Breuer’s Thonet and Club chairs. A few of the most interesting works are exercises by students, such as Wils Ebert’s endless loop of steel wire, and Heinrich-Siegried Bormann’s Visual analysis of a piece of music, from a color-theory class with Vasily Kandinsky. The breadth of the movement can be seen in the graphic design and typography items, exemplary of clean, clear design. I found most beautiful the textiles by Anni Albers and Gunta Stölzl, as well as Josef Albers’ pieces incorporating flashed glass. Interspersed among paintings by Kandinsky, Moholy-Nagy, and Klee, they demonstrate how the qualities embodied in such examples of “high art” can be experienced on a more practical, economical level. And that the basic tenets of modernism continue to inform the little things that improve our lives, bit by bit, from iPods to furniture and housing design.