Teaching at the Bauhaus
Rainer K. Wick
With texts by Gabriele Diana Grawe and others
Within the space of only 14 years, the Bauhaus – founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919 – set the course of modern design. Gropius's pedagogical approach revolutionized the traditional training in art schools. Interest in the Bauhaus and Gropius's methods is as lively today as ever – in conscious and unconscious borrowings from his work, or in direct criticism of his ideas. This publication is the only comprehensive account of the main pedagogical concepts behind the work of the Bauhaus. Analytical essays illuminate the various approaches of individual staff members in the Bauhaus, which included Gropius, Hannes Meyer, Mies van der Rohe, Itten, Moholy-Nagy, Albers, Kandinsky, Klee, Schlemmer and Joost Schmidt. Additional chapters investigate the pre-history of the Bauhaus plus its predecessors in matters of art-training, outlining the development of the institution from 1919 to 1933 and the reception of Bauhaus methods in the Weimar Republic, in the 'Third Reich', in both Germanys after the Second World War, and the USA – drawing on otherwise widely-dispersed writings on the Bauhaus as well as on a wide variety of other archive materials.
2000, Hatje Cantz Verlag
404 pp., 270 ills., hardcover
The Bauhaus Group. Masters of Modernism.
This biography bears witness to the community of the art school in Weimar and Dessau in the 1920s and early 30s.
Unser Bauhaus – Bauhäusler und Freunde erinnern sich
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.