4 »Bauhausmädels« (4 »Bauhaus Gals«)
Gertrud Arndt, Marianne Brandt, Margarete Heymann, Margaretha Reichardt
Angermuseum Erfurt (Ed.)
Kai Uwe Schierz, Patrick Rössler, Miriam Krautwurst, Elizabeth Otto
In 1919, the program of the State Bauhaus promised a modern education for the talented, regardless of age and gender, which drew many young women to apply. The "Bauhaus-Girl Type," described in a January 1930 issue of the magazine The Week, knew what she wanted and would succeed. This volume’s essays question the euphoria of the time period with the knowledge of Bauhaus members’ subsequent destinies. These essays take as exemplary the biographies of Gertrud Arndt, Marianne Brandt, Margarete Heymann, and Margaretha Reichardt, both during their training and as Bauhaus graduates.
24.3.2019, Sandstein Verlag
336 pp., 496 colored and b/w ills., hardcover
The Bauhaus changed the face of modernism. Pursuing utopian ideals for the future, it developed a pioneering fusion of arts, crafts and technology which it introduced into all creative media and techniques, from cinema to theatre, and from sculpture to ceramics. Not only does this book describe the work of that creative community, it also captures the spirit of the age, through unposed photographs of gymnastics teams, for instance, and through drawings from Paul Klee’s teaching.
The Bauhaus was founded with the aim of linking fine arts with crafts. Works by women were overlooked for a long time, or they have fallen into obscurity in the intervening decades. To succeed in the new fields, women not only needed plenty of self-confidence, they also had to be better at their work than their male colleagues.