From Library Journal
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An important book on the history of the modern movement.(Berthold Burkhardt, Department of Architecture, Technische Universität Braunschweig)
In America, perceptions of the German Bauhaus and its role in all this century's design arts rely more on received myth than studied reality. Margret Kentgens-Craig's fresh documentation of this yeasty period -- of the perception, reception, and Americanization of transforming artistic and cultural ideas -- tells the story with clarity and subtlety. She captures the complex interplay of personal attitudes and roles while unraveling phases and faces from which we have evolved.(Jane F. McCullough Thompson, Thompson Design Group, Bauhaus historian and author)
This book presents a well-rounded picture of Modernism as it emerged in American architecture in the Twenties and Thirties. An impressive roster of names is added to the more familiar ones. Through personal encounters on both sides of the Atlantic, the people discusses in the book disseminated the ideals and ideas of the Bauhaus. The author has gathered impressive evidence, making this book a valuable contribution to Bauhaus literature.(Sigrid Wortmann Weltge, Professor of the History of Art and Design, Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science)
An intelligent book, illuminating the perception of the Bauhaus in the outside world and the contributions of America to the Bauhaus as well as the other way round.(James Dunnett Architects Journal) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.