Sophie Taeuber - Arp - Today is Tomorrow (Hardcover)

Sophie Taeuber - Arp - Today is Tomorrow By Aargauer Kunsthaus (Editor), Kunsthalle Bielefeld (Editor) Cover Image

Sophie Taeuber - Arp - Today is Tomorrow (Hardcover)


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Swiss artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889–1943) ranks among the pioneers of the early twentieth century’s classical avant-garde. In addition to studying dance at Rudolf von Laban’s dance school, she was educated as an artist at the School of Applied Arts in St. Gallen, Switzerland; at Wilhelm von Debschitz’s teaching and experimental workshop in Munich; and the School of Applied arts in Hamburg. After becoming involved with the Dadaists, she taught textile design at the Zurich School of Applied Arts, then moved to France to live and work in her self-designed studio home until she had to flee from the German occupation in 1940. Remarkably versatile and immensely gifted, Taeuber-Arp’s work covers the universal range of the modernist movement—applied and fine art, dance, architecture, interior design, and teaching.
Accompanying a retrospective exhibition at Aargauer Kunsthaus in Switzerland and Kunsthalle Bielefeld in Germany, this book shows the entire range of Taeuber-Arp’s creativity and her mastery of material, shape, and color, as well as her inventiveness and interdisciplinary thinking and approach. It features an abundance of works drawn from private collections that have either not yet been shown to the public or not displayed for many years, and the accompanying essays from leading scholars treat Taeuber-Arp’s work in both the fine and applied art in equal measure.
Richly illustrated with three hundred images—the majority in color—Sophie Taeuber-Arp is the most comprehensive book on this extraordinary artist ever published in English.
Kunsthalle Bielefeld is a museum of modern and contemporary art in Bielefeld, Germany.
Product Details ISBN: 9783858817570
ISBN-10: 3858817570
Publisher: Scheidegger and Spiess
Publication Date: November 15th, 2014
Pages: 288
Language: English
“Critics have lately advanced the worldwide reputation of Sophie Taeuber-Arp, a Swiss/French classic geometric artist whose reputation was marginalized.  This is the foremost book on all her creative periods, and it includes more than three hundred illustrations. . . . Highly recommended.”
— Choice

Sophie Taeuber-Arp—Today is Tomorrow marshals contributions from some of Europe’s leading authorities on Taeuber, [and] the commentary is enlivened with instructive illustrations. . . . This unprecedented collection of images and engaging scholarship will undoubtedly reward readers drawn to a life brimming with artistic expression that after a century remains timeless.”
— American Woodturner

“Recommended. . . . This catalogue demonstrates the breadth of Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s oeuvre, which is exceptional and needs to be recognized more widely.”
— Woman's Art Journal