This book is made in collaboration with the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum fur Gestaltung in Berlin, the world's largest collection on the history of the Bauhaus. Documents, studies, photographs, sketches, plans, and models record not only the realized works but also the leading principles and personalities of this idealistic creative community through its three successive locations in Weimar, Dessau, and Berlin. From informal shots of group gymnastics to drawings from a class taught by Paul Klee, from extensive architectural plans to an infinitely sleek ashtray by Marianne Brandt, the collection pulsates with the colors, materials, and geometries that made up the Bauhaus vision of a 'total' work of art.
As we approach the school's centenary, this is a defining account of its energy and rigor, not only as a trailblazing movement in modernism but also as a paradigm of art education, where creative expression and cutting-edge ideas led to simultaneously functional and beautiful creations. Featured artists include Josef Albers, Marianne Brandt, Walter Gropius, Gertrud Grunow, Paul Klee, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Lilly Reich.
|Publication date||20 November 2015|
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