Principles of Neo-Plastic Art
Theo van Doesburg
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)
Theo van Doesburg was a jack of all trades: painter, writer, architect, typographer, and art theorist. In this volume of the Bauhausbücher, he attempts to make elementary concepts in the visual arts generally comprehensible. He was addressing the “modern artist” of his day, who had to deal with both shifting social paradigms and a changing understanding of art and art theory. Van Doesburg describes theory as a necessary consequence of creative practice. Artists, he says, “do not write about art but from within art.”
2020, Lars Müller Publishers
68 pp., 32 ills., hardback
In dem sorgfältig edierten Band kommen sie alle zu Wort: von den Lehrenden wie Walter Gropius, Johannes Itten, Gunta Stölzl oder Josef Albers bis zu den Studierenden, den Freunden und der Familie wie Lucia Moholy, Herta Wescher, Gerhard Marcks, Max Bill oder T. Lux Feininger.
The Bauhaus Group
This biography bears witness to the community of the art school in Weimar and Dessau in the 1920s and early 30s.
Point and Line to Plane
Point and Line to Plane, volume 9 of the Bauhausbücher series, can be seen as a continuation of Wassily Kandinsky's seminal treatise On the Spiritual in Art. Kandinsky's thesis is that different constellations of point, line and surface have different emotional effects on the viewer.