bauhaus imaginista. A School in the World
Marion von Osten and Grant Watson (Ed.)
With texts by Kader Attia, Elissa Auther, Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan, Regina Bittner, Gavin Butt, Helena Čapková, Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, Anshuman Dasgupta, Magdalena Droste, Zvi Efrat, Fabienne Eggelhöfer, Elvira Espejo, Thomas Flierl, Bené Fonteles, Luca Frei, Hilde Heynen, Christian Hiller, Tom Holert, Yoshimasa Kaneko, Ailton Krenak, Eduard Kögel, Susanne Leeb, Mohamed Melehi, Partha Mitter, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Marion von Osten, The Otholith Group, Adrian Rifkin, Daniel Talesnik, Paulo Tavares, Virginia Gardner Troy, Hiromitsu Umemiya, Melissa Venator, Grant Watson and Zoe Zhang.
bauhaus imaginista. A School in the World traces the history of the international impact and reception of the Bauhaus’s practices and teachings against the backdrop of major geopolitical transitions of the 20th century. It focuses on the mutual dialog and exchange of the Bauhaus, its students and teachers with non-European modernists in places like India, Japan, China, Russia, Brazil and the United States. Following the four large-scale exhibition and project chapters Corresponding With, Learning From, Moving Away and Still Undead and based on a multi-year research project, the volume sweepingly examines the reception history of the Bauhaus and its global impact, which still continues today.
Available at Haus der Kulturen der Welt and at bookstores
Thames & Hudson, 2019
The Non-objective World
Kasimir Malevich’s treatise on Suprematism was included in the Bauhausbücher series in 1927, as was Piet Mondrian’s reflections on Russian Constructivism in 1925. Like Mondrian, who was never an official member of the Bauhaus, Malevich nevertheless has a close connection to the ideas of the school in terms of content.
Presented in a design true to Moholy-Nagy’s original, “International Architecture” offers readers the opportunity to explore the Bauhaus’ aesthetic and its place in the world as Gropius himself was trying to define them.