Dance the Bauhaus
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau (Ed.), Torsten Blume
Admiring the architecture of a building that inevitably amazes anyone who witnesses it, the photographs and text in this volume document the Bauhaus school, articulating how the interplay of natural and artificial light form a special aspect of the structure’s aesthetic. The façade of steel and glass is examined in detail, revealing how it seemingly melts into the heavens when seen from a certain vantage point. Conveying a multi-faceted interpretation of a heretofore undocumented aspect of the Bauhaus aesthetic, this consideration is ideal for architects, students of art and architecture, and interested laymen. This edition includes English and German.
25.9.2015, E.A. Seemann Verlag
76pp. with images, flexible cover
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.
Topographie der Bauten der Moderne
Kühnes Bauen neu entdeckt. Das zweisprachige Reiselesebuch stellt 32 Gebäude der 1920er und 1930er-Jahre in der deutsch-tschechischen Grenzregion zwischen Weißwasser und Jablonec nad Nisou vor.
The last major work by the Karlsruhe architect Egon Eiermann was the ensemble, which is distinctive due to the two towers, that he built for the Italian office machine company Olivetti in Frankfurt am Main. What was important to him was the slim shape, developed from the task, construction and material, which at the same time forms a characteristic figure.