bauhaus journal 1926-1931
Edited by and initiated by Lars Müller in collaboration with Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin
With an essay by Astrid Bähr
With contributions by Josef Albers, Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer, Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Gerrit Rietveld et al.
One hundred years after the founding of Bauhaus, it’s time to revisit bauhaus journal as significant written testimony of this iconic movement of modern art. In this journal, published periodically from 1926 to 1931, the most important voices of the movement are heard: masters of the Bauhaus, among others, Josef Albers, Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, and Oskar Schlemmer, as well as Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Gerrit Rietveld, and many more.
They address the developments in and around the Bauhaus, the methods and focal points of their own teaching, and current projects of students and masters. At the time primarily addressed to the members of the “circle of friends of the bauhaus,” the journal published by Gropius and Moholy-Nagy makes tangible the authentic voice of this mouthpiece of the avant-garde. The facsimile reprint is intended to give new impetus to international discussion and research on the Bauhaus, its theories and designs.
The exact replica of all individual issues are accompanied by a commentary booklet including an overview of the content, an English translation of all texts, and a scholarly essay which places the journal in its historical context.
With an essay by Astrid Bähr and contributions by Josef Albers, Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer, Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Gerrit Rietveld et al.
2019, Lars Müller Publishers
412 pp, 702 ills.
Sensing the Future
Sensing the Future: Moholy-Nagy, Media and the Arts considers the impact of technology by exploring ways it was addressed in the practice of the Hungarian polymath artist László Moholy-Nagy, a prominent professor at the Bauhaus and a key figure in the history of Modernism.
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.