The Letters and Diaries of Oskar Schlemmer

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ISBN 978-0-8101-0903-2
Publication Date
February 1990
Page Count
425 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

The Letters and Diaries of Oskar Schlemmer

Oskar Schlemmer

Bauhaus artist Oskar Schlemmer was among the most experimental and versatile of men: painter, sculptor, stage and costume designer, choreographer, dancer, teacher, and—as these pages make evident—writer as well. For more than thirty years, from before the First World War to the middle of the Second, he was a leader among those who brought new concepts, new directions, to the artistic expression of their time. This book is a contemporary product of those years—intimate, revealing, perceptive, and alive with the immediacy of fresh events and ideas.
About the Author

Oskar Schlemmer (4 September 1888 – 13 April 1943) was a German painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer associated with the Bauhaus school. In 1923 he was hired as Master of Form at the Bauhaus theatre workshop, after working some time at the workshop of sculpture. His most famous work is "Triadisches Ballett," in which the actors are transfigured from the normal to geometrical shapes. Also in Slat Dance and Treppenwitz, the performers' costumes make them into living sculpture, as if part of the scenery.


"An accomplished painter, sculptor, muralist, choreographer, graphic artist, set designer, and teacher—in no certain order—Schlemmer epitomizes the small group of Renaissance men who came to be known as Bauhaus men."

Baltimore Evening Sun