The Progressive Heritage of the Bauhaus
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Ed.)
by Wolfgang Thöner und Claudia Perren
With texts by Wolfgang Thöner in cooperation with Christin Müller-Wenzel
When the Bauhaus left Dessau in 1932, no Bauhaus collection remained. Apart from files in the city archives, some works in the Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie that survived the Nazi iconoclasm, and privately owned works of art, there was nothing left of documents and objects in Dessau. Today, the collection of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation comprises more than 50,000 objects and documents on the history of the Bauhaus and its reception. They tell of the school in Dessau as a creative actor in a cultural, social and economic upheaval. The beginnings of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation's collection date back to the 1970s. The publication goes back to the early years of " collecting the Bauhaus ", describes and analyses the institutional processes preceding the founding of the Dessau Bauhaus collection and traces the history of Bauhaus reception in the GDR.
Edition Bauhaus 54
12.2019, Spector Books, Leipzig
296 pp, 90 ills, softcover
English and German
This publication offers insight into this rich collections of typographical works from the Bauhaus in the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Design in Berlin and illustrates the versatile possibilities and multifaceted handling of this medium at the Bauhaus.
Haus Am Horn
The Haus Am Horn, the first and only Bauhaus architecture preserved in Weimar, is an early example of the New Building of the Weimar Republic. The modern experimental house, equipped by all Bauhaus workshops with specially designed furniture, textiles, lights and the most modern household appliances, is being rebuilt with rich illustrations.