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
The Bauhaus changed the face of modernism. Pursuing utopian ideals for the future, it developed a pioneering fusion of arts, crafts and technology which it introduced into all creative media and techniques, from cinema to theatre, and from sculpture to ceramics. Not only does this book describe the work of that creative community, it also captures the spirit of the age, through unposed photographs of gymnastics teams, for instance, and through drawings from Paul Klee’s teaching.
Der Vorkurs, den der Schweizer Künstler Johannes Itten 1919 am neugegründeten Bauhaus in Weimar einführte, revolutionierte die gestalterische Ausbildung in der ganzen Welt.