New Works from the Bauhaus Workshops
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)
The Bauhaus sought to unite life, craftsmanship, and art under one roof. In this volume, Walter Gropius provides a comprehensive overview of the Bauhaus workshops. He explains the basic principles guiding the teaching, describes contemporary developments in architecture, and illuminates the Bauhaus point of view on household utensils, which was geared toward finding the most suitable form for the respective object. Here, Gropius presents the Bauhaus workshops in Weimar devoted to
furniture, metals, textiles, and ceramics, among other subjects.
2020, Lars Müller Publishers
124 pp., 112 ills., reprint, hardback
New Design – Neoplasticism, Nieuwe Beelding
Although Piet Mondrian was not an active member of the Bauhaus, his name is often mentioned in connection with the art school. Mondrian, cofounder of the De Stijl movement in the Netherlands, called for a strict reduction of visual language to orthogonal composition and primary colors, which met with great approval in Bauhaus circles.
The Bauhaus changed the face of modernism. Pursuing utopian ideals for the future, it developed a pioneering fusion of arts, crafts and technology which it introduced into all creative media and techniques, from cinema to theatre, and from sculpture to ceramics. Not only does this book describe the work of that creative community, it also captures the spirit of the age, through unposed photographs of gymnastics teams, for instance, and through drawings from Paul Klee’s teaching.