Ellen Lupton on Herbert Bayer: From Bauhaus to Madison Avenue

14 May 2020

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The Type Directors Club launched a series of inspirational virtual salons featuring designers, curators and writers all unified in their love for typography. For this talk, Cooper Hewitt’s Senior Curator of Contemporary Design, Ellen Lupton, will give a tour of their collections and the Herbert Bayer exhibition.

“The Bauhaus was the world’s most famous art school, and Herbert Bayer (1900–1985) was its most prolific graphic designer. This talk, which features up-close images from the collection of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and from the Merrill C. Berman Collection and Display, Graphic Design Collection, delves into Bayer’s unique design methods and the theories he refined and repeated over his long career. We’ll also dish about Bayer’s unusual relationship with modernism’s biggest power couple (Walter and Ise Gropius) and take a look at his connection to the Third Reich.”

Tune in on 14 May 2020 1:00pm ET by registering below.

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