Bauhaus News. Present Positions
Bauhaus Kooperation Berlin Dessau Weimar (Hg.)
In 2019 the Bauhaus will celebrate its hundredth anniversary! Preparations for the centenary have raised a host of questions: To what extent is the Bauhaus tied to a place, and how can its essence be conveyed in a museum? How can the tension between school and museum — in particular the Bauhaus and its everyday presence — be given a productive role in fashioning new models of cultural education? What stimuli can the Bauhaus provide for a critical practice in today’s globalized world? In the process of compiling bauhaus news, international Bauhaus experts, curators, historians, philosophers, artists, architects, educators, and teachers were asked to consider the Bauhaus from a twenty-first-century perspective. The book presents contrasting contemporary and historical statements and stories about the Bauhaus world heritage.
Not Just Bauhaus
The interwar period in East Central Europe is largely a blank space on the map of architectural history, dominated by a few examples categorized as “Bauhaus”. In this book, an international group of architectural historians examine the sites, protagonists, and transnational networks of the avant-garde in Central Europe and the global dissemination of their ideas.
Picture Journal for the Age
In the 1920s, the announcements of the legendary series of “Bauhaus Books” always spoke of a “picture journal for the age”. László Moholy-Nagy toyed with the idea of a critical survey of contemporary magazine productions. This book now asks the question of how the planned “Bauhaus Book” might have argued its case.