Black Mountain : An Interdisciplinary Experiment 1933-1957 (Second Edition) | Author: Eugen Blume

The interdisciplinary and experimental educational ideas espoused by Black Mountain College (BMC), founded in North Carolina in 1933, made it one of the most innovative schools in the first half of the twentieth century. Visual arts, economics, physics, dance, architecture, and music were all taught here on an equal footing, and teachers and students lived together in a democratically organised community.

The first rector of the school was John Andrew Rice, and Josef Albers, John Cage, Walter Gropius, and Buckminster Fuller were among the many adepts to give courses here. In consequence, BMC witnessed the development of a range of avant-garde concepts. This richly illustrated book appears in conjunction with the Black Mountain exhibition, and traces the key moments in the history of this legendary school.

Author: Eugen Blume, Gabriele Brandstetter, Fabienne Eggelhöfer, Alice Sebrell, Andi Schoon, Craig Schuftan and Mary Harris
24 x 18.5cm
464 page

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