Bauhaus Magazine issue 4 – Photo
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Ed.)
The fourth issue is dedicated to photography at the Bauhaus and exclusively features twenty-six works from Thomas Walther’s collection that one day will expand the collection in Dessau. An interview with the collector Thomas Walther and an accompanying essay by Rolf Sachsse on the history of collecting Bauhaus photography open the issue. Wolfgang Thöner describes the Dessau masters’ home for László Moholy-Nagy and Lyonel Feininger as the nucleus of Bauhaus photography, and Torsten Blume devotes himself to the photo albums of students and teachers at the Bauhaus that have shaped its identity. Gottfried Jäger remembers Moholy-Nagy as the "Leonardo of the twentieth century," and Franziska Brons writes about the early days of aerial photography. Plus a magazine section: Fifty years of Gropiusstadt, gleanings from documenta from the perspective of the Bauhaus, and Marcel Breuer and eroticism.
2012, Spector Books, Leipzig
152 pp. with illustrations, paperback
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.”
Sensing the Future
Sensing the Future: Moholy-Nagy, Media and the Arts considers the impact of technology by exploring ways it was addressed in the practice of the Hungarian polymath artist László Moholy-Nagy, a prominent professor at the Bauhaus and a key figure in the history of Modernism.
Picture Journal for the Age
In the 1920s, the announcements of the legendary series of “Bauhaus Books” always spoke of a “picture journal for the age”. László Moholy-Nagy toyed with the idea of a critical survey of contemporary magazine productions. This book now asks the question of how the planned “Bauhaus Book” might have argued its case.