Brandt, Marianne, 1893-1983

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Marianne Brandt (1893-1983) enrolled in the Bauhaus in 1924 where she was the first woman to study in the metal workshop. She succeeded her teacher, László Moholy-Nagy, as the workshop's director in 1928. After leaving the Bauhaus in 1929, she worked for a brief period in Walter Gropius's firm before becoming head of the applied arts design division at the Ruppelwerke metalwork factory, a position she held until 1932 when the collapse of the German economy caused her to return to her hometown of Chemnitz. As a photographer Brandt produced documentary and experimental work and photomontages.

From the description of [Photographs of German trade show displays]. 1929-1932. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 664321149

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associatedWith Allgemeiner Konsumverein Chemnitz. corporateBody
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Hamburg (Germany)
Chemnitz (Germany)
Consumer goods--Design
Trade shows


Birth 1893-10-01

Death 1983-06-18




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