Modernity in Germany after the devastation of the Great War offered the promise of renewal. Moderne Bauformen was one of many architectural magazines that attempted to define what Modern was. From the angular Bauhausian logo on the cover, one might think decoration was verbotten. But the color plates showing moderne designs reveal a cognitive dissonance between ideal and reality—between the purist idea and the decorative needs of those who lived in modern homes.
PRINT’s Summer 2015 Issue: Out Now!
The New Visual Artists are here! In this issue, meet our 2015 class of 15 brilliant creatives under 30. These carefully selected designers are on the scene making the most cutting-edge work today—and as many of our previous NVAs, they may go on to become tomorrow’s design leaders. Why not get to know them now? Check the full issue out here.
About Steven HellerSteven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →