The Bauhaus in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin. Lives, Works, Impacts
In its mere 14 years of existence, the Bauhaus gave rise to a fascination which persists until today. This book introduces the Bauhaus architects, guides us through the sites of the school’s activities and former homes of the Bauhaus members, and it portrays some of the artists. It recounts the unconventional forms of living, working and learning at the Bauhaus, and describes its creativity – from the enthusiastic period of its foundation in Weimar, to its establishment in Dessau and finally its forced closure by the Nazis, in Berlin in 1933.
Publishers: EDITION BRAUS
The fifth issue is dedicated to places of longing of european avant-garde – between Latin America, Africa and Asia.
The Bauhaus Dessau in particular pursued standardization in architecture and design as it promised greater quality of living for the masses. Bauhaus 10 takes up the annual theme ‘Standard’ of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, highlighting historical and contemporary perspectives.
State Bauhaus in Weimar 1919–1923
In 1919, the state art school in Weimar was reopened under the direction of Walter Gropius, with a radical new teaching approach and under the new name Bauhaus. Four years would pass until the first exhibition, which presented a novel approach to art to an enthusiastic public and spread the school’s ideas throughout the world.