Publications on the
Sites of Modernism
Discover the facets of the sites of modernism and their architects on the basis of selected publications.
For children and adults, those interested and architecture connoisseurs – let yourself be inspired and delighted by the versatility.
Is everything Bauhaus?
Mia and Lucas Rosenstein are excited to have been invited to their grandfather's birthday celebration in Chicago. While exploring his apartment, the kids discover an old suitcase full of peculiar articles. For each individual item, their grandfather shares another interesting story - with each one tying into the Rosenstein family history as well. All of them are part of the fascinating world of Bauhaus.
Bauhaus 100 Sites of Modernism
Extraordinary sites associated with the Bauhaus and modernism can be found throughout Germany—pioneering architecture that has enduringly shaped our understanding of life and work, learning and living. This travel guide brings the historical and architectural traces of over 100 examples of Neues Bauen building to life, making tangible the impact of the historical Bauhaus beyond the school, its sites and its time.
New National Gallery Berlin
The Neue Nationalgalerie is more than just a museum or a building. It is a milestone in the history of architecture, a memorial, an icon. With this singular pavilion structure, Mies van der Rohe set a virtuoso close to his decades-long exploration of “fluid” space.
The Modern View
The Modern View presents a total of 20 constructions built in the 1920s and 30s in Saxony. The book wants to tell the stories behind the buildings. It comes with an additional app that allows you to experience these stories illustrated by short video clips through your smartphone or tablet, making it an interactive art book that foregoes specialist jargon in favour of pictures. Find the app in your app store.
form and light. from bauhaus to tel aviv
The world-famous “white city” of Tel Aviv consists of 4000 buildings mostly in the Bauhaus style. Yigal Gawze’s photographs show the traces left behind by the encounter between the Bauhaus and the culture of the Mediterranean. They pay homage to the spirit of the Bauhaus, to the avantgarde photographers of the 1920s, and to the relevance of architectural modernism in urban development today. In its astonishingly detailed exposures, this portrait of the luminous city reveals the political essence of the Bauhaus architecture.
Hannes Meyer’s Bauhaus Teaching. From Dessau to Mexico
As its second director, Hannes Meyer reinvented the educational principles of the Bauhaus as first propounded by Walter Gropius. He replaced the 1923 ideal of “Art and Technology – a New Unity”, which was now a concept in crisis, with the principle of “the needs of the people, not the need for luxury”. Among other things, Meyer cooperated with industry. The school’s teaching became project-oriented and the students realised industrial products. This book also examines the impact this teaching concept had on successor schools, such as the Ulm School of Design.
Ernst Neufert – Peter Neufert
The numerous designs by Ernst Neufert (1900–1986) and his son, Peter Neufert (1925–1999), which ranged from residences to industrial and office buildings, helped define twentieth-century German architecture. Especially influential, was his Bauentwurfslehre, a theory of architectural design that continues to be a standard work to this day.
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Experiment Weimar. A Cultural History of Germany 1918 – 1933
With its modernism influencing literature, drama, architecture, art, music and dance, the Weimar Republic can be seen as an era all of its own. It was not a crisis-ridden “interwar period”. It was an age marked in part by explosive development processes. The Weimar culture is more readily understood from the perspective of the First World War than from its end phase. It is extremely important for Germany’s cultural history and informs many aspects of how we approach the arts today.
The Bauhaus in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin. Lives, Works, Impacts
In its mere 14 years of existence, the Bauhaus gave rise to a fascination which persists until today. This book introduces the Bauhaus architects, guides us through the sites of the school’s activities and former homes of the Bauhaus members, and it portrays some of the artists. It recounts the unconventional forms of living, working and learning at the Bauhaus, and describes its creativity – from the enthusiastic period of its foundation in Weimar, to its establishment in Dessau and finally its forced closure by the Nazis, in Berlin in 1933.
This is the Bauhaus! 50 Questions – 50 Answers
What is “the Bauhaus”? Why did this arts school have such a huge influence on design, architecture and modern life? Fifty incisive answers discuss the characters of the Bauhaus – those devoted to self-sufficiency, the visionaries, the fanatics of experimentation, and the party animals. They talk of trailblazing architecture and unbeatable design, and how the Bauhaus continued to develop in Germany, Israel and the USA. This intelligent and humorous statistical analysis provides insights into all the important numbers related to the Bauhaus, from courting couples to the bestselling products.