The Auerbach House by Walter Gropius with Adolf Meyer
Barbara Happe, Martin S. Fischer
The then Bauhaus director Walter Gropius built the Auerbach house, his first private home, in 1924. The villa in Jena, realized in collaboration with Adolf Meyer, is one of the most important testimonies to the beginnings of the Bauhaus. The authentic colored interior is particularly outstanding. It was only during the restoration of the house that it was discovered that all the interior walls were colored according to Alfred Arndt's design. Today the house, preserved in almost all of its details, shines again in its original 37 pastel tones.
This book also tells the moving story of the Jewish couple Auerbach, who shaped social life in Jena at the turn of the century, who socialized with Edvard Munch, fought for women's rights and with this house also set an example against the expulsion of the Bauhaus from Weimar.
9.2018, Jovis Verlag
136 pp., colored and b/w ills., hardcover
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Bauhaus 100 Sites of Modernism
Extraordinary sites associated with the Bauhaus and modernism can be found throughout Germany—pioneering architecture that has enduringly shaped our understanding of life and work, learning and living. This travel guide brings the historical and architectural traces of over 100 examples of Neues Bauen building to life, making tangible the impact of the historical Bauhaus beyond the school, its sites and its time.
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The Bauhaus was one of the most important schools of art, design, and architecture, whose visionary designs continue to be regarded as icons of modernity today. This book provides an in-depth presentation of the second-largest Bauhaus collection in the world. It includes objects from all the phases and fields at the renowned institution.