Experiment Weimar. A Cultural History of Germany 1918 – 1933
With its modernism influencing literature, drama, architecture, art, music and dance, the Weimar Republic can be seen as an era all of its own. It was not a crisis-ridden “interwar period”. It was an age marked in part by explosive development processes. The Weimar culture is more readily understood from the perspective of the First World War than from its end phase. It is extremely important for Germany’s cultural history and informs many aspects of how we approach the arts today.
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.
An Bord der Bauhaus
Der Band inszeniert »das Bauhaus« als eine Doppelfigur, die der Immobilie, dem Haus, der Bleibe und dem Bauen ebenso verpflichtet ist wie der Mobilität, dem Reisen, dem Exil und der Heimatlosigkeit, wofür die Figur eines Schiffes namens „Bauhaus“ steht.