Black Mountain: An Interdisciplinary Experiment, 1933 –1957
Publisher: Spector Books
Edition: 2nd Edition
The interdisciplinary and experimental educational ideas espoused by the Black Mountain College (founded in North Carolina in 1933) made it one of the most innovative and remarkable schools of the Twentieth Century. Visual arts, economics, physics, dance, architecture, and music were all taught with equal emphasis within its walls, and teachers and students lived together in a democratically organised community. The first rector of the school was John Andrew Rice, and Josef Albers, John Cage, Walter Gropius, and Buckminster Fuller were among the many notable thinkers to teach at the college.