Bauhaus Dessau. The Collection
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Ed.)
by Lutz Schöbe, Wolfgang Thöner und Claudia Perren
With texts by Peter Bernhard, Torsten Blume, Monika Margraf, Claudia Perren, Lutz Schöbe, Josipa Špehar, Wolfgang Thöner, Sylvia Ziegner
The Bauhaus was one of the most important schools of art, design, and architecture, whose visionary designs continue to be regarded as icons of modernity today. This book provides an in-depth presentation of the second-largest Bauhaus collection in the world. It includes objects from all the phases and fields at the renowned institution, including student works by Marianne Brandt, Josef Albers, or Marcel Breuer, as well as works by Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, or Gunta Stölzl. Objects and materials found in the Bauhaus buildings in Dessau—the Bauhaus Building, the Masters’ Houses, the Employment Office, and the Dessau-Törten estate—are presented as well. The book also provides an introduction to the history and development of the school.
Artists: Anni Albers, Josef Albers, Alfred Arndt, Herbert Bayer, Max Bill, Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Franz Ehrlich, Friedrich Engemann, Lyonel Feininger, Carl Fieger, Walter Gropius, Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Johannes Itten, Wassily Kandinsky, Peter Keler, Paul Klee, Benita Koch-Otte, Otto Lindig, Gerhard Marcks, Hannes Meyer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Lucia Moholy, László Moholy-Nagy, Walter Peterhans, Grete Reichardt, Hajo Rose, Reinhold Rossig, Hinnerk Scheper, Oskar Schlemmer, Joost Schmidt, Lotte Stam-Beese, Gunta Stölzl, Otto Umbehr, Wilhelm Wagenfeld
Edition Bauhaus 55
8.2019, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld/Berlin
520 pp, 456 colored and 88 s/w ills., hardcover
"I am not an art historian but an architect: the future is more important to me than the past and I am more inclined to investigate what is to come than to research what had already occured.” Thus begins Oud’s “confession” in volume 10 of the Bauhausbücher series.
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.
Walter Gropius % Architekt der Moderne
Walter Gropius ist als Gründer des Bauhaus und als Architekt der Moderne weltberühmt. Winfried Nerdinger zeichnet versiert und kenntnisreich ein lebendiges, kritisch reflektiertes Porträt dieses wichtigen Wegbereiters und Lehrers, der den Aufbruch in die Moderne entscheidend prägte.