The Theater of the Bauhaus
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.
2020, Lars Müller Publishers
90 pp., 58 ills., reprint, hardback
Digital library Heidelberg University
This volume shows, in over 80 unique photographs—taken in the still empty rooms immediately after the general renovation of 1996–2006—the transparency and lightness of an exceptionally sensate modern architecture, whose surprising and bold colouration debunks the myth of a “white Modernism”.
The Auerbach House by Walter Gropius with Adolf Meyer
The then Bauhaus director Walter Gropius built the Auerbach house, his first private home, in 1924. The villa in Jena, realized in collaboration with Adolf Meyer, is one of the most important testimonies to the beginnings of the Bauhaus.
The French painter and writer Albert Gleizes is considered an important representative of Cubism and described himself as the founder of this art movement. Although he was never an official member of the Bauhaus, Gleizes nevertheless dedicated his influential essay on Cubism to the art school.