Albrecht Heubner. Studies in Composition. Given: Nine Squares of Equal Size (From Joost Schmidt's Bauhaus Design Course). 1930–1933

Albrecht Heubner Studies in Composition. Given: Nine Squares of Equal Size (From Joost Schmidt's Bauhaus Design Course) 1930–1933

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Heubner made this geometric compositional study at the Bauhaus school in Dessau, in a class on typographic design that was part of the multidisciplinary “preliminary course” for first-year students. Composed of identical squares ordered into nine different arrangements, the piece shows how complex ornamental patterns—that often give the impression of movement—can be developed by manipulating simple geometries.

Gallery label from 2020
Medium
Ink and paper collage
Dimensions
16 1/2 x 23 1/4" (41.9 x 59.1 cm)
Credit
Acquired through Walter Gropius
Object number
SC55.1977.4
Department
Architecture and Design
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