Das Bauhaus in Kalkutta
Edition Bauhaus 36
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Ed. by Regina Bittner und Kathrin Rhomberg
With Texts by Sria Chatterjee, Boris Friedewald, Kris Manjapra, Kobena Mercer, Partha Mitter, Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Sanjukta Sunderason u.a.
The Bauhaus exhibition in Calcutta in 1922 was a unique experience on the international art scene—a meeting of artistic and intellectual affinities. On a search for renewal after World War I, Western modernism encountered its Indian counterpart, which had emancipated itself from colonial constraints. At the Bauhaus’s first international show, works by Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Johannes Itten, and other Bauhaus artists were presented alongside those of modern Indian artists such as Nandalal Bose, Sunayani Devi, and Abanindranath and Gaganendranath Tagore. This publication gives an account how this unusual encounter came about and presents the exhibition as an exemplary case of art history that dealt with shared visions rather than transmissions from the West to the East.
2013, Hatje Cantz Verlag
176 pp., 119 ills., softcover
Bauhaus Tel Aviv – Jerusalem
Günther Förg's artistic oeuvre encompasses paintings, graphic and sculptural works as well as a great body of architectural photographs. With distinct reference to these existing sequences, a new series about Bauhaus architecture in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv was shot in 2001.
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New Bauhaus Chicago
In 1937, László Moholy-Nagy founded the New Bauhaus in Chicago, thereby exerting a strong influence on American photography. In their first year, the students all learned the basics of photography and experimented with photomontage, photograms and light painting. Famous teachers such as Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind and Arthur Siegel left their marks on generations of photographers. This book sheds light on the period from 1937 to 2001, and as such on a key aspect of American post-war photography.