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
Als sich gegen Ende der 1970er-Jahre Planer und Architekten in der DDR den Stadtzentren zuwandten, waren im Rahmen der „komplexen Rekonstruktion“ neben der Sanierung und Modernisierung des Bestandes auch Neubauten zu planen.
The Bauhaus in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin
In its mere 14 years of existence, the Bauhaus gave rise to a fascination which persists until today. This book introduces the Bauhaus architects, guides us through the sites of the school’s activities and former homes of the Bauhaus members, and it portrays some of the artists. It recounts the unconventional forms of living, working and learning at the Bauhaus, and describes its creativity – from the enthusiastic period of its foundation in Weimar, to its establishment in Dessau and finally its forced closure by the Nazis, in Berlin in 1933.