The Bauhaus at the Newsstand
die neue linie 1929–1943
in cooperation with Stiftung Weimarer Klassik und dem bauhaus-archiv, Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin
Between 1929 and 1943 “die neue linie” (the new line) was published by Beyer Press in Leipzig. An outstanding lifestyle magazine of its time, superficially it provided only luxurious entertainment. However it had a progressive and forward-looking concept compared to other mass media: no other publication was so consistent in bringing avant-garde typographic ideas to a mass audience; leading graphic designers from the field of Bauhaus had a decisive effect on the look of the magazine. And despite media conformity, the modern Bauhaus signature – a style hated by the Nazi regime up to and during the Second World War – was largely spared the sanctions of the dictatorship. This publication illustrates the turbulent times of the magazine “die neue linie” and its era and is published as an abridged, revised and now bilingual edition of the bestseller from 2007, delivering another precious contribution to the Bauhaus Year 2009.
3.2009, Kerber Verlag
160 Seiten, 163 farbige und 90 s/w Abbildungen, Softcover
Liberated Dwelling (Befreites Wohnen)
Sigfried Giedion’s small, but vocal manifesto Befreites Wohnen (1929) is an early manifestation of modernist housing ideology and as such key to the broader understanding of the ambitions of the International Congresses of Modern Architecture (CIAM) and the debate on the industrialization of construction processes and its impact on public housing at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Wege aus dem Bauhaus
Dieser Ausstellungskatalog zeigt den einzigartigen Künstlerkreis um Gerhard Marcks und eröffnet damit einen neuen Blick auf ein Bauhaus jenseits von Industrie und Typisierung.