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
The Bauhaus and the Path to Modernism
Painter, illustrator, graphic designer, sculptor, decorator of walls and stage sets, choreographer, author: Schlemmer was one of the most multifaceted of the modernist artists. His works embody the Bauhaus ideal of combining crafts and the fine arts.
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.