The early 20th-century avant-gardes in art, dance and architecture were enamored of the utopia of the New Man, who they proclaimed their idealized “client“ and the aim of their artistic production. The client is a symbolic one, because his actual identity remains unknown. Houses and carpets, wallpapers and suits, new cities and chairs were designed for him (or her), yet the figure has remained a utopian one, flaring-up only for a brief moment in time, to inspire works of art. This book combines images and essays from the two group exhibitions “Idealismusstudio” and “Die Blaue Blume,” at the Art Association Graz, Austria. Featured artists range from Anni Albers and George Nelson to Luca Frei and Hilary Lloyd.
6.5 x 9.5 inches / 224 pp / 2 b&w and 66 color
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GRAZER KUNSTVEREIN, AUSTRIA