Publications about the Bauhaus
Novels and illustrated books, biographies and monographs: There are a wealth of publications about the Bauhaus, a selection of which are introduced here.
From centenary calendar to travel tips and the projects of the Bauhaus Kooperation: Find all kinds of publications about the centenary and the Bauhaus here.
Bauhaus Dessau. The Collection
This book provides an in-depth presentation of the second-largest Bauhaus collection in the world. It includes objects from all the phases and fields at the renowned institution, including student works by the Bauhäuslers as well as objects and materials found in the Bauhaus buildings in Dessau.
Marking the centenary of the Bauhaus’s founding, the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung’s exhibition “original bauhaus” at the Berlinische Galerie is presenting famous, familiar and forgotten Bauhaus originals and recounting the history behind the objects.
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.
365 days Bauhaus
365 days of Bauhaus: the centenary calendar offers a compact overview of all the exhibitions and events in the anniversary year. (As of July 2019)
Thinking the World Anew
A reduced formal idiom, a radical break with traditions and a new, liberated attitude to life: the Bauhaus combines great ideas and daring experiments in art, architecture and design. Although the Hochschule für Gestaltung existed for only 14 years, it has an international impact to the present day. (As of December 2018)
The Opening Festival
The 100 Years Bauhaus opening festival kicks off the nationwide celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Bauhaus. It invites visitors to take a creative-experimental journey around the legendary Bauhaus stage. (As of November 2018)
Grand Tour of Modernism
The Bauhaus found only in Berlin, Dessau or Weimar? Not at all! Outstanding examples of Bauhaus and modernism can be found all across Germany, all landmark architecture that has profoundly changed our understanding of life, work, learning, and living. (As of January 2018)
Travel Planner to the Sites of Modernism
Whether you want to visit the Bauhaus in the west or modernism in the south, the “100 years of bauhaus” travel planner presents a selection of outstanding Bauhaus and modernist sites along with suitable tour suggestions. (As of March 2019)
Since autumn 2017, the bilingual magazine ‘bauhaus now’ has been pursuing the question of where, in which form and under which conditions the Bauhaus is still alive and well today as an idea and role model, and the extent to which it is still topical, relevant and valid around 100 years after its foundation. ‘bauhaus now’ provides a platform for international protagonists in the fields of urban planning and design: designers and architects, artists and researchers, critics and utopians.
bauhaus now #3
On 14th November 2018 the third issue of „bauhaus now“, the Bauhaus Association’s official magazine will be released. This time the focus lies on the areas performance and education.
bauhaus now #2
The release date for the second issue of “bauhaus now”, the official magazine of the Bauhaus Association, is 23 May 2018. This time, the focus is on architecture and urban planning.
Here you will find a selection of publications about the Bauhaus.
Archaeology of Modernism – Preservation of the Bauhaus Dessau
The book focuses on strategies for preserving the Bauhaus Building in Dessau designed by Walter Gropius in 1925/26. It presents the building—and its eventful history—from its construction to its destruction, rebuilding, and restoration.
Ludwig Grote and the Bauhaus Idea
It is still little known that Ludwig Grote (1893–1974) was one of the most important supporters of the Bauhaus during the Weimar Republic and one of its most influential propagandists in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Bauhaus Dessau Architecture
“Art and technology: a new unit” – It was with this slogan that the Bauhaus moved to Dessau in 1925/26. The seven years in Dessau were most productive for the designers and architects at the Bauhaus. This illustrated volume presents the Bauhaus buildings in Dessau in words and pictures and offers new perspectives on these icons of modern architecture.
Walter Gropius. International Architecture
Published for the first time in English, this new edition of the first of the Bauhausbücher is accompanied by a brief scholarly commentary. Presented in a design true to Moholy-Nagy’s original, “International Architecture” offers readers the opportunity to explore the Bauhaus’ aesthetic and its place in the world as Gropius himself was trying to define them.
Paul Klee. Pedagogical Sketchbook
In his legendary Pedagogical Sketchbook, Paul Klee takes a theoretical approach to drawing using geometric shapes and lines. In the present volume, the 1953 English translation by Sibyl Moholy-Nagy is combined with the design and physical qualities of the original German edition from 1925.
Piet Mondrian. New Design – Neoplasticism, Nieuwe Beelding
Although Piet Mondrian (1872–1944) was not an active member of the Bauhaus, his name is often mentioned in connection with the art school. It is therefore not surprising that Mondrian’s essays on art theory were translated into German and published as number five in the Bauhausbücher series. Harry Holtzman’s renowned translations of Mondrian’s selected essays appear in New Design as a complete compilation for the first time. The publication is true to the content and design of the German first edition of 1925 and includes a brief scholarly commentary.
László Moholy-Nagy. Painting, Photography, Film
This English translation of Moholy-Nagy’s “Painting, Photography, Film” is based in content and design on the 1925 German first edition, making the latter available to an international readership for the first time. The publication includes a brief scholarly text providing crucial contextual information and reflecting on the history and legacy of the book.
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 favor of pictures.
The Progressive Heritage of the Bauhaus: On the Origins of an East German Bauhaus Collection
When the Bauhaus departed Dessau in 1932, there was no Bauhaus collection left in its wake. Today the collection of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation comprises more than 50,000 objects and documents on the history of the Bauhaus and its reception. The publication examines the early years of the “Bauhaus collecting process” and describes and analyses the institutional procedures that preceded the establishment of the Dessau Bauhaus collection, while also tracing the history of the Bauhaus reception in the GDR.
Kelly Ship in Heavy Seas
The latest publication on the Schminke House as paperback. It tells the story of the house, the commissioning family and the architect Hans Scharoun in German and English. Its numerous illustrations make it an ideal complement to a guided tour through the house.
Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar 1919–1923
The catalogue “Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar 1919–1923” was published in 1923 to accompany the first public showcase of the state art school Bauhaus. With the original layout by László Moholy-Nagy and a cover designed by Herbert Bayer, the book represents an important testimony to the legendary avant-garde movement, shedding light on the work and aspirations of the Bauhaus from its earliest days.
Our Bauhaus heritage
The Bauhaus centenary raises the question: What remains? What ideas and concepts did the pioneers of the avant-garde leave to today’s architecture and design world? Are there principles, methods and ideals that are still relevant 100 years after the founding of the school in Weimar?
Bauhaus. Updated Edition
From informal shots of group gymnastics to drawings guided by Paul Klee, from extensive architectural plans to an infinitely sleek ashtray by Marianne Brandt, the collection brims with the colors, materials, and geometries that made up the Bauhaus vision of a “total” work of art.
In the fall of 1923, Walter Gropius and László Moholy-Nagy started planning the Bauhaus books. This series of books was designed to examine the diverse design areas of modern life and the modern world.
Bauhaus. A photographic journey around the world
For almost a decade, photographer Jean Molitor has travelled around the globe to document the influence of the Bauhaus – be it in Berlin or Casablanca, Stuttgart or Havana, St. Petersburg or Guatemala City, Vienna or Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
This publication presents the multifaceted nature of photography at the bauhaus and takes the reader on a journey through time into the world of the Bauhaus.
This publication offers insight into this rich collections of typographical works from the Bauhaus in the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Design in Berlin and illustrates the versatile possibilities and multifaceted handling of this medium at the Bauhaus.
One hundred years after the founding of the Bauhaus, it’s time to revisit Bauhaus, the school’s journal, as a crucial testimony of this iconic moment in the history of modern art.
the last two years of the Bauhaus
Hans Kessler’s letters to his mother are among the few surviving documents of the last two years of the Bauhaus. With their comments on political events and the Bauhaus everyday life they are vital cultural-historical primary sources.
Not an unusual Life, for the Time and the Place
The memoirs of the Hungarian of Jewish origin who was politicized at the Bauhaus are testimony to a turbulent artists life marked by Nazi terror, resistance, flight and exile.
Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective
“Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective” reclaims the other half of Bauhaus history, yielding a new understanding of the radical experiments in art and life undertaken at the Bauhaus and the innovations that continue to resonate with viewers around the world today.
This introduction looks at the evolution and influence of this great twentieth century visionary through twenty of his most significant projects, from the Bauhaus building in Dessau to the Siemensstadt estate to the Harvard University Graduate Center and the Gropiusstadt in Berlin.
A Hundred Years of Photography 1839-1939
As early as 1930, Lucia Moholy had the idea of writing a "photo book" and began extensive research. She solved her claim to write a cultural-historical history of photography by embedding the prerequisites, developments and achievements of the new medium in a broad context of political, economic, technical, aesthetic, artistic and sociocultural contexts.
More than the Bauhaus: Modernist Architecture in Saxony-Anhalt 1915–1935
Saxony-Anhalt has an unimagined abundance of cultural goods of this era. In addition to those in Dessau, where the Bauhaus resided in the years 1925-32, the Zeitgeist and the modernist will to reform are reflected in many facets in architectural monuments.
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.
New Bauhaus Chicago. Experiment photography
The Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, has marked the beginning of the celebrations for the major Bauhaus jubilee in 2019 by presenting its collection “New Bauhaus Photography”, which is one of a kind in Europe. It portrays the protagonists and institutions which have inspired, created, collected and presented photography to the public since the New Bauhaus’s founding in Chicago in 1937.