Founded in Germany in 1919, the Bauhaus brought together some of the most extraordinary artists, architects and designers of the 20th century. While its years of operation were shut cut short by the Nazis in 1933, it remained the birthplace of a dazzling array of modern art and design ideas, innovations and practices that forever reshaped the world. Bauhaus offers a comprehensive look at this influential experiment in artistic education. Originally published alongside a major 2009 exhibition, this tome explores the broad spectrum of the school’s products, from industrial design, furniture, architecture and textiles to photography, ceramics, painting, sculpture, and theater and costume design. You’ll find page after page of stunning reproductions and photographs of these iconic works, interspersed with two overarching essays from exhibition curators Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman that offer fresh perspectives on the Bauhaus and its enduring impact. Shorter essays from leading scholars also illuminate the lasting significance of thirty featured pieces. A rare and informative look at this transformative movement, this book is a must-have for historians and art-lovers alike.
•10"W x 1.25"D x 12.25"H
•text by Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman
•foreword by Glenn D. Lowry