New Typographies. Bauhaus & Beyond: 100 Years of Functional Graphic Design
The New Typography produced a number of important graphic designers in Germany, including Willi Baumeister and Kurt Schwitters. In adverts, posters, book and magazine covers, and letterheads, they aimed to optimise readability and standardise typefaces. Layouts, preferably using sansserif typefaces offering the greatest possible clarity and combined with new objective photography, became popular with the advertising industry and still define our visual socialisation to this day.
This publication offers insight into this rich collections of typographical works from the Bauhaus in the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Design in Berlin and illustrates the versatile possibilities and multifaceted handling of this medium at the Bauhaus.
from material to architecture
Published in 1929, From Material to Architecture contains the main features of László Moholy-Nagy’s teaching program at the Bauhaus. With its focus on the preliminary course, this last book of the 14-volumes series explains how students “develop towards practice from day to day.”
Painting, Photography, Film
Offered a position at the Weimar Bauhaus in 1923, László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) soon belonged to the inner circle of Bauhaus masters. When the school moved to Dessau, Moholy-Nagy and Walter Gropius began a fruitful collaboration as joint publishers of the Bauhausbücher series.