Thursday, 28 October 2010

Marianne Brandt

Photomontages by German designer/artist/photographer Marianne Brandt (1893-1983). Rejecting her Expressionist beginnings, Brandt joined the Bauhaus in 1923, and by 1928 was director of the metal workshop, having succeeded Moholy-Nagy. While her designs for mass production - lamps, teapots etc - were highly successful, her collages were seemingly not intended for public display, only coming to light in the 1970s.

These images are from the now-absurdly expensive Tempo Tempo: The Bauhaus Photomontages of Marianne Brandt. There's a decent article on Brandt at Artnet, while examples of her industrial designs can be seen here and here.

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