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Practising means gathering experiences
The editors and designer working on the “original bauhaus übungsbuch“ also gathered their own experiences: Nina Wiedemeyer, Friederike Holländer and Sarah Lamparter. We asked the trio three questions.
Classes by Joost Schmidt
From 1925 Joost Schmidt instructed preliminary course students in typographic design. From 1929 he also taught nude and figure drawing for students in later semesters.
Johannes Itten’s preliminary course
The preliminary course at the Bauhaus was originally devised by the Swiss painter and art teacher Johannes Itten.
László Moholy-Nagy’s preliminary course
In 1923 László Moholy-Nagy took charge of the preliminary course and shifted the focus from artistic to technical issues. Rationality replaced romanticism and sensitivity to nature.
Josef Albers’s preliminary course
After Johannes Itten’s departure in 1923, Josef Albers led the preliminary course along with László Moholy-Nagy. From 1928 Albers became its official head.
My years at the Bauhaus
In ‘My Years at the Bauhaus’ Werner Feist describes and reflects his life and studies at the famous school. This first-hand information gives the reader a deep, sometimes even intimate view of life at the Bauhaus Dessau and is of great value to the historiography of this institution.