Jacobus Johannes Pieter Oud
Edited by Walter Gropius, László Moholy-Nagy (original series), Lars Müller (English edition) in collaboration with Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin
Design: László Moholy-Nagy (original German edition)
"I am not an art historian but an architect: the future is more important to me than the past and I am more inclined to investigate what is to come than to research what had already occured.” Thus begins Oud’s “confession” in volume 10 of the Bauhausbücher series. His writing is a summary of theoretical and practical findings in the field of architecture, specifically using the example of Dutch architecture. He thus looks to the future and reflects on the potential of architecture without forgetting to reveal his relationship with the past.
“What has happened teaches lessons for what is to come" – from these considerations Oud's examination of Dutch architecture, which is recorded in this volume, derives his ideas.
4.2021, Lars Müller Publishers
88 pages, 39 illustrations, reprint, hardback
Walter Gropius' early buildings in Pomerania were still strongly marked by his teacher Peter Behrens, after an expressionistic phase focused on handicraft, he ultimately arrived at geometric abstraction.
László Moholy-Nagy % Briefe und Schriften
László Moholy-Nagy war Künstler, Kunsttheoretiker und Bauhauslehrer, Visionär und Autodidakt, der sein Jurastudium zugunsten seiner Ideen aufgegeben hatte.
This volume shows, in over 80 unique photographs—taken in the still empty rooms immediately after the general renovation of 1996–2006—the transparency and lightness of an exceptionally sensate modern architecture, whose surprising and bold colouration debunks the myth of a “white Modernism”.