While we’d all much rather physically visit architecture and design museums, our current enforced virtual patronage does allow us all an excellent opportunity to begin to understand architecture and design museums as more than just an exhibition space with shop and café, and to begin to learn to interact with them, and for all their collections, in new, proactive, manners. To understand architecture and design museums as tools as much as institutions.
And while a virtual visit can never replace a physical one, it can help us extenuate and expand our understandings and thereby allow us to take even more from that physical visit. And those physical visits will return.
Until then, volume two of our online recommendations takes you from your sofa to Berlin, Hamburg, Bloomfield Hills, Mumbai, München, and hopefully and awful lot further…..
Thingness. Noun. [ˈthiŋ-nəs] The quality or state of objective existence or reality1
Thingness. Exhibition. [ˈthiŋ-nəs] A comprehensive Jasper Morrison retrospective currently on show at the Bauhaus Archiv Berlin.
Mild-mannered and polite as we are, we still occasionally find ourselves causing offence, arousing feelings of mild outrage and generally
Given that Bauhaus is often perceived as having been an incubator for the creative talents of the 1920s, it is
Following the necessary disruption of their permanent exhibition to accommodate the recently ended exhibition Sensing the Future: László Moholy-Nagy, die
……and continued over Budapest and on to Berlin – where amongst other delights we partook of the exhibitions Sensing the
According to our pictorial review of March 2013 it was “a month of travelling: Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Weimar, Dessau….. its amazing
In his 1936 film “Modern Times” Charlie Chaplin is famously swallowed by the wheels of progress in a short yet
Amid all the hype surrounding “Bauhaus Style”, “Bauhaus Classic” and “Bauhaus Design” it is often forgotten that Bauhaus was a
Until June 10th the Bauhaus Archiv Berlin is presenting “New Architecture! Modern Architecture in Images and Books”, an exhibition devoted
With autum’s algid wind in our faces and the promise of mince pies and Glühwein in our tails we approached
A summer silly season with 360 degree product images and handmade bottle openers explaining the difference between craft and design
Until Monday February 24th 2014 the Bauhaus Archive Berlin is presenting the exhibition “Mein Reklame-Fegefeuer. Herbert Bayer. Werbegrafik 1928 –
As we are sure you will appreciate we tend to shy away from recommending anything we haven’t seen and/or tested
In our post “Wilhelm Wagenfeld Reviews Design for Use, USA” we quoted Wagenfeld’s assertion that “In the current age machines
Ever since DMY Berlin inaugurated their “Three from Ten” Awards in 2009 the Bauhaus Archiv Berlin has honoured the nominees
On May 3rd the exhibition “Bauhaus: Art as Life” opens at the Barbican Art Gallery London. Organised in co-operation with