The ABC's of [triangle square circle] : the Bauhaus and design theory

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  • Creator edited by Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication First hardcover edition. Hudson, NY : Princeton Architectural Press, 2019. ©2019
  • Physical Details
    • 69 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
  • ISBNs 9781616897987, 1616897988
  • OCLC on1044779122


  • The Bauhaus, the legendary school in Dessau, Germany, transformed architecture and design around the world. This book broke new ground when first published in 1991 by introducing psychoanalysis, geometry, early childhood education, and popular culture into the standard political history of the Bauhaus. 'The ABC's of Triangle, Square, Circle' also introduced two young designers, Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller, whose multidisciplinary approach changed the field of design writing and research. With a new preface by Lupton and Miller, this collection of visually and intellectually stimulating essays is a must-read for educators and students.


  • On title page "[triangle square circle]" appears as the shapes.
  • "Bauhaus 100, special edition of a design classic"--Back cover.
  • First published in the USA in 1991 to accompany the exhibition, "The ABCs of [Triangle Square Circle]: The Bauhaus and Design Theory from Preschool to Post-Modernism"--Colophon.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
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