Item #3163 Advertisement of a charity evening. Stefan Sebok, Design by.
Advertisement of a charity evening
Advertisement of a charity evening
Bauhaus Design

Advertisement of a charity evening

Dresden: 1926. Fold out. Mint condition.

Stefan Sebok was a Hungarian-born architect who worked with Walter Gropius in Dessau and Berlin in the late 1920s, and then with fellow Hungarian emigré László Moholy-Nagy on his famous Light Prop, and later moved to the Soviet Union to work with the constructivist architects Moisei Ginzbrug, El Lissitzky and the Vesnin brothers. In between he carried out numerous projects of his own and found himself central to a key generation of emerging modern architects in Dresden, Berlin and Moscow. Life and work He was accepted in Dresden in 1921 at the Hochbau [Architecture] faculty at the Sächsiche Technische Hochschule, opting for the science oriented course, but chose art for his optional subject. The university records show him as a highly achieving student and he was given the opportunity to do a research project on Viennese Baroque, which he presented in 1925 as an illustrated public lecture at the Dresden Kupferstichkabinett. In 1926 he submitted his Diploma work, a project for the design of the Tanztheater, Dresden, probably inspired by the presence of the famous dancer Gret Palucca in Dresden at the time. The work had many innovative features aiming to minimise the interface between stage and spectators. He received his diploma Dip. Ing. Arch. in March 1927. Although he already had a firm position offered by Erich Mendelsohn at the time, he decided to join Walter Gropius in Dessau. The main attraction for Sebök was the recently commissioned revolutionary theatre by Erwin Piscator. Although the theatre did not materialise at the time, the concept of the possible use of films, the stage and roof design, was reworked by Sebök in several drawings over the years and it found its continuation also in a plan worked out by Gropius and Sebök in 1930 for a theatre for Kharkov for mass performances for which many of Sebök’s annotated preliminary sketches have survived. In 1928 Sebök briefly returned to Dresden, probably to re-work his Tanztheater for the Internationales Problem Theater. From 1928 till 1931 Sebök rejoined Gropius in Berlin participating in numerous projects. Sebök also collaborated closely with László Moholy-Nagy on the Kinetisch-konstruktives System [Kinetic Constructive System] and the Light space modulator. The collages for these are marked durchconstruirt [constructed] by Sebök and the technical drawings for the latter bear his signature. During 1929 he was also involved with Moholy-Nagy in various stage designs for Erwin Piscator.

Price: €8,000.00

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