bau1haus – Modernism in the globe
With text by Kaija Voss
Photographer Jean Molitor has been tracing the heritage of the Bauhaus around the world since 2009. He started his “bau1haus” project in Africa, and has pursued it in 30 countries of Europe, Asia and Latin America.
He has found residential blocks, cinemas, schools housing estates, theatres, villas, hospitals, petrol stations and industrial buildings, in the larger cities and in the middle of nowhere. With his pictures he underlines the global connections of the Bauhaus and shows how much of an impact it had – and in some respects still has – around the world.
2018, Hatje Cantz Verlag
160 pp., 100 ills., hardcover
Despite being shut down by the Nazis after just fourteen years in existence, the Bauhaus art school stands as one of the defining movements of modern history. This book introduces the school’s commitment to creative expression, cutting-edge ideas, and the combination of fine art and technology in a utopian future.
Walter Gropius, Gründer des Bauhauses und Pionier des Internationalen Stils, hat wie kein anderer deutscher Architekt des 20. Jahrhunderts unsere Lebenswelt geprägt. Eine Einführung in das Werk eines Mannes, der Generationen von Architekten zum Vorbild wurde.