Bauhaus Magazine issue 9 – Substance
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Ed.)
With texts by Claudia Perren, Ann-Sophie Lehmann, Jeffrey Saletnik. Torsten Blume, Regina Bittner, Claudia Martinez, Wolfgang Thöner, Paul Weber, Ulrike Wendland, Rolf Kuhn, Markus Hoffmann, Clemens Krauss, Linda Pense, Skylar Tibbits, Kurt W. Forster
Bauhaus 9 focuses on substance. The magazine examines the material stock of the historic Bauhaus and the contemporary materials labs in art, design, and science. In an age of increasing dematerialization, Bauhaus 9 interrogates the nature of things and examines the material and non-material essence of famous Bauhaus objects and buildings. It shows experiments and prototypes, material dances on the Bauhaus stage, handcraft controversies in the workshops, and material samples from the building research archive. The magazine looks at material explorations with such Bauhäusler as Josef Albers and Otti Berger and meets artists like Markus Hoffmann and Amor Muñoz, who have turned their attention to modern-day material questions as part of their Bauhaus residency at the Masters’ Houses. Bauhaus 9 also looks to the future with the research project “smart materials satellites” and explores the design potential of new materials.
2017, Spector Books, Leipzig
160 pp. numerous colour and black-white illustrations, paperback
Only the Intellect Counts
Bauhaus Weimar, Berlin, Paris, Tunisia, Algeria, North, Central and South America, New York, Basel, Paris: These are just some of the way stations in the life of Ré Soupault, Bauhaus student, avant-garde film producer, fashion journalist, fashion designer, photographer, translator, radio essayist, writer.
With its modernism influencing literature, drama, architecture, art, music and dance, the Weimar Republic can be seen as an era all of its own.