Bauhaus Magazine issue 7 – Collective
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Ed.)
With texts by Pelin Tan, Alejandro Aravena, Vesna Meštrić, David F. Maulen, Richard Anderson, Thomas Demand, Chris Dercon, Daniel Hug, Werner Möller, raumlaborberlin, Torsten Blume, Boris Friedewald, Regina Bittner, Claudia Perren, Gregor Harbusch, Jeff Carter, Stephanie Maiwald, Michael Kubo, Ines Weizman, Estudio SIC, BOMBYX, UTS Sydney, Atak, Philipp Potocki und Wolfgang Thöner
As of 2015 the Bauhaus journal will be published once a year, with that year’s selected topic as the central feature of the issue. The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is devoting its 2015 edition of the magazine to the collective and thus focuses on individualists, unorthodox thinkers, and solo artists. In the 1920s the Bauhäusler — a group that includes not only teachers and students but also friends of the school — saw themselves as members of a creative collective devoted to learning, working, and experimentation. They not only designed the products and visions of a new life but also tested them using their own models. The tenor and context of the collective concept changed several times in the fourteen years of the Bauhaus’ existence: from the romantic notion of a cloistered community with an elitist vision via a model of cooperative collectivism to liberal ideas of team collaboration and networking.
2015, Spector Books, Leipzig
152 pp. with numerous black/white and colour images, thread-sewn paperback
UmBauhaus – Updating Modernism
Imagine a journey around the world, where you meet 28 stimulating figures from the fields of architecture, marketing, politics and industrial design to discuss possible alternatives for restoring the Director’s House built for Walter Gropius in Dessau.
Die Schweizer Avantgarde und das Bauhaus
Was Swiss modernism in the 1920s and 1930s really the moderate, balanced link between the traditional and the progressive?
Haus Am Horn
The Haus Am Horn, the first and only Bauhaus architecture preserved in Weimar, is an early example of the New Building of the Weimar Republic. The modern experimental house, equipped by all Bauhaus workshops with specially designed furniture, textiles, lights and the most modern household appliances, is being rebuilt with rich illustrations.