My Bauhaus – Mein Bauhaus
100 Architects on the 100th Anniversary of a Myth
Sandra Hofmeister (Ed.)
Architects the world over are familiar with the name Bauhaus. A century after it was founded, the principles, philosophies and memories of this avant-garde school are still very much alive. Bauhaus is a legend, and its legacy continues to shape our world in many different ways. To mark its centenary, Detail has produced an autograph book in which 100 architects from all over the world wish the school a happy birthday. Their short texts, photos and sketches reveal what Bauhaus means to them. The result is a colourful album of anecdotes, experiences and personal stories that will raise a smile or make you think. Rather than defining what Bauhaus is, the short statements show the extent to which Bauhaus is still relevant today.
240 pp, 200 ills., paperback
English and German
State Bauhaus in Weimar 1919–1923
In 1919, the state art school in Weimar was reopened under the direction of Walter Gropius, with a radical new teaching approach and under the new name Bauhaus. Four years would pass until the first exhibition, which presented a novel approach to art to an enthusiastic public and spread the school’s ideas throughout the world.
The Bauhaus at the Newsstand
Between 1929 and 1943 “die neue linie” (the new line) was published. An outstanding lifestyle magazine of its time, superficially it provided only luxurious entertainment. However it had a progressive and forward-looking concept compared to other mass media: no other publication was so consistent in bringing avant-garde typographic ideas to a mass audience; leading graphic designers from the field of Bauhaus had a decisive effect on the look of the magazine.