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Black Mountain, An Interdisciplinary Experiment 1933 –1957


Spector Books

Publication date : 2019/10/09
Dimensions 18.5 x 24.5 cm / 464 pages / en
ISBN 9783959052689

The interdisciplinary and experimental educational ideas espoused by Black Mountain College (BMC), founded in North Carolina in 1933, made it one of the most innovative schools in the first half of the twentieth century. Visual arts, economics, physics, dance, architecture, and music were all taught here on an equal footing, and teachers and students lived together in a democratically organized community. The first rector of the school was John Andrew Rice, and Josef Albers, John Cage, Walter Gropius, and Buckminster Fuller were among the many adepts to give courses here. In consequence, BMC witnessed the development of a range of avant-garde concepts. This richly illustrated book is the first comprehensive publication on BMC in the German-speaking world and traces the key moments in the history of this legendary school.

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