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Max Bill: No Beginning, No End

Scheidegger & Spiess

Swiss artist, architect, and theorist Max Bill (1908–94) was an important proponent of concrete and constructive art and a key figure in twentieth-century European applied arts and design. Trained at the Bauhaus with eminent figures like Wassily Kandinsky, Walter Gropius, and Paul Klee, Bill displayed an early virtuosity across a diverse range of fields, including painting, sculpture, architecture, typography, and design. In the 1950s, he collaborated with Inge Scholl and Otl Aicher to found the legendary Ulm College of Design, where he carried on the Bauhaus legacy as both artist and teacher and made a decisive and lasting contribution to twentieth-century cultural life.

First published to accompany a 2008 exhibition at the Museum Marta Herford in Herford, Germany, this handsome volume displays Bill’s wide-ranging work and sets him in the context of his cultural milieu by featuring works by his contemporaries, such as Kurt Schwitters, Wassily Kandinsky, and Donald Judd. Accompanying essays investigate Bill’s influence on other artists and the lasting importance of his oeuvre in the present.

Pages: 200
Dimensions: 200 x 290 mm
Binding: Softcover
Language: English, German
Year: 2018
Publisher: Scheidegger & Spiess

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