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
Bauhaus Conflicts, 1919-2009
The Bauhaus, one of the icons of modernism, was controversial from the start—not only because of internal strife, but also due to critique or enmities from the outside.
Paul Klee unterrichtete neben seiner künstlerischen Tätigkeit über zehn Jahre lang am Bauhaus in Weimar und Dessau, ehe er Professor an der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie wurde.
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”.