The Theater of the Bauhaus

Bauhausbücher 4
Oskar Schlemmer
Edited by Walter Gropius, László Moholy-Nagy (original series), Lars Müller (English edition) in collaboration with Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin
Design: László Moholy-Nagy (original German edition)

Spatial dance, gestural dance, rod dance, Triadic Ballet: Oskar Schlemmer developed his costumed, masked dancer into an “art figure” synthesizing dance, masquerade, and music. The fourth volume of the Bauhausbücher presents the main characteristics of the Bauhaus concept of the stage.

The Bauhaus stage is that of the Weimar period, essentially shaped by Oskar Schlemmer, who had taken over the stage department in 1923. László Moholy-Nagy, who was appointed to the Bauhaus the same year, took an interest in abstract kinetic and luminary phenomena which he examines in his essay "Theatre, Circus, Variété." Farkas Molnár focused for his part on stage architecture, which he discusses in detail in this volume.

Bauhausbücher 4
2020, Lars Müller Publishers
90 pp., 58 ills., reprint, hardback
ISBN 978-3-03778-628-4

Digital library Heidelberg University

Bauhausbuch 4 – Insight into the original
Lars Müller Publishers, 2020
Bauhausbücher 4: Oskar Schlemmer – The Theater of the Bauhaus (Reprint, 2020)