Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Women's Work Hardcover – September 1, 1993

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
$59.98 $25.76
"Please retry"

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition edition (September 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811804666
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811804660
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,278,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and other male leaders of the famous interwar German art school steered women applicants into the weaving workshop because they considered textiles to be "women's work." With designs ranging from severely geometrical to riotously colorful, weavers like Gunta Stolzl, Benita Otte, Anni Albers and Marli Ehrman made the Bauhaus workshop an innovative laboratory which set standards for textile production worldwide. After the Nazis closed the Bauhaus in 1933, its weavers dispersed to Black Mountain College in North Carolina, to California's Pond Farm Community and to the New Bauhaus established in Chicago by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Their legacy of free experimentation led to a rebirth of handweaving in the U.S. Beautifully written and illustrated, this study unearths a major chapter in Bauhaus history. Weltge is an art history professor at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Most commonly associated with the Bauhaus are the world-famous architects Gropius and Mies van der Rohe and, to a lesser extent, the artists Kandinsky and Klee. Yet Professor Weltge opens up design vistas by capturing the spirit of the school's weaving workshop, one almost exclusively ruled by women in pre-World War II Germany. Interlaced with a thorough explanation of the Bauhaus commitment to the cross-fertilization between art and technology are very human tales: the school's moves from Weimar to Dessau to Berlin, the loss of 20 to 30 artists at Hitler's hands, and the exile to various countries and the subsequent reestablishment of the Bauhaus' ethos in foreign lands. Period photographs, sketches, and surviving textile examples help attest to the Bauhaus' revolution in design, a motif now well appreciated by collectors and professionals alike. Barbara Jacobs

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?