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Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain
Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain
Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain
Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain
Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain
Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain
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Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain

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Hardback, 240 pages

By Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund

This book tells the story of the Isokon, from its beginnings to the present day, and fully examines the work, artistic networks and legacy of the Bauhaus artists during their time in Britain. The tales are not just of design and architecture but war, sex, death, espionage and the infamous dinner parties. Isokon resident Agatha Christie features in the book, as does Charlotte Perriand, working for Le Corbusier's practice, who Jack Pritchard commissioned for a pavilion design in 1930.

The book is beautifully illustrated with archive photography much of which is previously unseen and includes the work of photographer and Soviet spy Edith Tudor-Hart, as well as plans and sketches, menus, postcards and letters from the Pritchard family archive.

In Spring 2018, the Isokon building and Breuer, Gropius and Moholy-Nagy were honoured with a Blue Plaque from English Heritage. 2019 marks the centenary of the foundation of the Bauhaus, so the book is a timely celebration of European design.