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
New Bauhaus Chicago
In 1937, László Moholy-Nagy founded the New Bauhaus in Chicago, thereby exerting a strong influence on American photography. In their first year, the students all learned the basics of photography and experimented with photomontage, photograms and light painting. Famous teachers such as Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind and Arthur Siegel left their marks on generations of photographers. This book sheds light on the period from 1937 to 2001, and as such on a key aspect of American post-war photography.
Das Haus Tugendhat in Brno (CZ), von Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1928–1930 geplant und gebaut, gilt unbestritten als einer der wichtigsten Bauten der europäischen Moderne. 2001 erklärte die UNESCO das Haus zum Welterbe der Kultur.