Bauhaus Magazine issue 3 – Things
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Ed.)
The third issue of the magazine bauhaus is dedicated to things. „A thing is defined by its essence“, wrote the Bauhau‘s founder Walter Gropius in 1925. The current issue has committed itself to exploring the essence of objects. Parallel to our large retrospective of the designer of the century, Marcel Breuer, for this issue we have sought out objects that may at first sight appear banal, but which permit the analysis of utopia and amancipatory effect, of fetish and consumer behaviour — from teespoon to cactus, from price tag to mirror, from casing to timetable. This issue endeavours to discover how the Bauhaus has changed the way we deal with things and what the debate about the object per se has developed into today.
2012, Spector Books, Leipzig
152 pp. with illustrations, paperback
Eine Stadtkrone für Halle a. d. Saale von Walter Gropius
Walter Gropius reichte im Januar 1928 einen spektakulären Beitrag für einen städtebaulichen Ideenwettbewerb der Stadt Halle ein, er nannte seinen Entwurf „Hängende Gärten“.
The Non-objective World
Kasimir Malevich’s treatise on Suprematism was included in the Bauhausbücher series in 1927, as was Piet Mondrian’s reflections on Russian Constructivism in 1925. Like Mondrian, who was never an official member of the Bauhaus, Malevich nevertheless has a close connection to the ideas of the school in terms of content.