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
Design Rehearsals – Conversations about Bauhaus Lessons
In a time of crisis for the traditional educational canon and knowledge systems, the works of students taught by Josef Albers, László Moholy-Nagy, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Gunta Stölzl and Oskar Schlemmer illustrate their many-faceted exploratory movements towards creative expression in art and 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.
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.”