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.
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.
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.
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.
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.