Sophie Taeuber – Arp – Today is Tomorrow
Swiss artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp (18891943) ranks among the pioneers of the early twentieth centurys classical avant-garde. In addition to studying dance at Rudolf von Labans dance school, she was educated as an artist at the School of Applied Arts in St. Gallen, Switzerland; at Wilhelm von Debschitzs teaching and experimental workshop in Munich; and the School of Applied arts in Hamburg. After becoming involved with the Dadaists, she taught textile design at the Zurich School of Applied Arts, then moved to France to live and work in her self-designed studio home until she had to flee from the German occupation in 1940. Remarkably versatile and immensely gifted, Taeuber-Arps work covers the universal range of the modernist movementapplied and fine art, dance, architecture, interior design, and teaching.\n \nAccompanying a retrospective exhibition at Aargauer Kunsthaus in Switzerland and Kunsthalle Bielefeld in Germany, this book shows the entire range of Taeuber-Arps creativity and her mastery of material, shape, and color, as well as her inventiveness and interdisciplinary thinking and approach. It features an abundance of works drawn from private collections that have either not yet been shown to the public or not displayed for many years, and the accompanying essays from leading scholars treat Taeuber-Arps work in both the fine and applied art in equal measure.\n \nRichly illustrated with three hundred imagesthe majority in colorSophie Taeuber-Arp is the most comprehensive book on this extraordinary artist ever published in English.