Max Bill (1904–1994) was a virtuoso designer whose work overlapped disciplinary boundaries, encompassing architecture, painting, sculpture, industrial and graphic design, as well as education. He was a product of the Bauhaus at Dessau, pupil of Walter Gropius, Vasily Kandinsky and Paul Klee. Through both his designs and his writings Max Bill has long been a major figure of reference in the German-speaking world. What unites all the work is a clarity and precision of expression. This collection, translated by Pamela Johnston and with an introduction by Swiss art historian Karin Gimmi, makes many of his key texts available in English for the first time.
The book launch will be accompanied by a small exhibition of Max Bill’s work on show in the AA Bar, and will be opened by his son Jakob, together with AA director Brett Steele.
Friday 21 May, 6-9pm
AA Bar, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London