Black Mountain [en]
An Interdisciplinary Experiment 1933 –1957
Eugen Blume/Catherine Nichols/Matilda Felix/Gabriele Knapstein

464 pp.
with 450 black/white and 22 colour illustrations
thread-sewn hardcover with dust jacket

Leipzig June, 2015
ISBN: 9783959050258
Edition Number: 1

Width: 18.7 cm
Length: 24.5 cm

Language(s): English

Eugen Blume, Catherine Nichols, Matilda Felix, Gabriele Knapstein


Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof

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 organized 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. It is the first comprehensive publication on BMC in the German-speaking world and traces the key moments in the history of this legendary school.

Black Mountain: An Interdisciplinary Experiment, 1933 – 1957, 5 June – 27 September 2015, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin

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