Bauhaus Magazine issue 1 – Artist
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Ed.)
With texts by Olaf Nicolai, Philipp Oswalt, Matthias Sauerbruch, Christina Tilmann and others.
Back in circulation after 80 years: Bauhaus – the new magazine of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. News from the Bauhaus world, essays, interviews and more. When the Bauhaus building in Dessau was opened in December 1926, the magazine Bauhaus appeared for the first time. It reported (with interruptions) quarterly on events in Dessau and on important trends in modernism. The articles were signed by names such as Walter Gropius, László Moholy-Nagy, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Marcel Breuer - pugnacious spirits who defended their positions here. The last issue of the magazine was published in 1931.
80 years later, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is publishing a new magazine under the old name. It is not about reviving a tradition that has been broken off and adapting to its continuation. Rather, it is about reporting from the presence of an institution that works at the same place where the historical experiment Bauhaus took place: the Bauhaus building in Dessau. Every six months from now on, the new magazine Bauhaus will focus on the work between historical heritage, current developments and a lively intellectual environment.
The first issue focuses on the role of the artist – at and after the Bauhaus.
2011, Spector Books, Leipzig
148 pp. with numerous illustrations, saddle stitching
Gegen die Unsichtbarkeit
In der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts haben Designerinnen Pionierleistungen hervorgebracht. Ihr Mut und ihr Talent werden vor dem Hintergrund gesellschaftlicher Widerstände in Ausbildung oder weiblicher Selbstständigkeit sichtbar gemacht. Zu ihrer Zeit oft publiziert, ausgestellt und gesammelt, schlummerten ihre Werke fast 100 Jahre in Depots und werden nun wiederentdeckt.
The Bauhaus was an important inspiration for modern design and functional architecture, well beyond the bounds of Germany alone. Yet the products themselves were not the only decisive factor in its international impact and reception. The ideas of the Bauhaus were carried around the world largely because of the – mostly involuntary – emigration of the Bauhaus figures in the 1930s, above all to the USA and the Soviet Union, but also to Israel, China, India and Turkey.