The Whole World a Bauhaus
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Ed.)
With texts by Alexander Klee, Peter Weibel, Christoph Wagner, Enrique Xavier de Anda Alanís, Silvia Fernández, Boris Friedewald, Hammerbacher Valérie, Margret Kentgens-Craig, Salma Lahlou, David Maulen de los Reyes, Christiane Post, Judith Raum, Robin Rehm, Elisa Tamaschke
The whole world a Bauhaus? This volume accompanies the worldwide series of exhibitions takes the quote from the former Bauhaus student and later professor Fritz Kuhr as an opportunity to reflect on the Bauhaus not only as a school in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin, but also to focus on the parallel prevailing movements of modernism in regions outside of Europe put.
The publication sheds light on the Bauhaus with its multifaceted forms of expression that go far beyond the constructivist language of the 1920s in an unprecedented depth. Case studies, etc. from Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, Moscow and the USA show that the Bauhaus was not an exclusive modern enterprise. Avant-gardes in many parts of the world viewed the Bauhaus from their own perspective and integrated it into their discourses. The Bauhaus thus became a worldwide engine for social, cultural and political new developments.
200 pp., 160 colored ills.
ifa Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, ifa exhibitions abroad: "The Whole World a Bauhaus", video (April 24, 2020)
ifa Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, ifa exhibitions abroad: "The Whole World a Bauhaus" #2, video (October 10, 2020)
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