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Bauhaus - Taschen

Bauhaus, Taschen

Bauhaus: 1919 - 1933 is a book published by the Taschen publishing house, by Bauhaus-archiv Berlin and Magdalena Droste.

In a short period between two world wars, the German school of art and design Bauhaus changed the face of modernity. With utopian ideas for the future, the school developed a new integration between fine arts, crafts and technology, which they applied and extended into other media and practices, from filmography to theater, sculpture to ceramics.

This volume published by Taschen, produced in collaboration with the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin, the largest collection in the world on the history of the Bauhaus. Rich in 575 images, including architectural projects, studies, photographs, sketches and models, the projects and works created are documented, as well as the main principles and personalities of this creative and idealistic community through its three subsequent locations, in Weimar , Dessau and Berlin.

From informal group gymnastics shots to drawings guided by Paul Klee, from vast architectural projects to an infinitely polished ashtray by Marianne Brandt, the collection is rich in colors, materials and geometries that have formed the Bauhaus vision of a "total" work of art.

As we approach the centennial of the Bauhaus, this is a definitive account of its energy and rigor, not only as a pioneering movement in Modernism but also as a paradigm of art education, where creative expression and cutting-edge ideas have led to simultaneously functional creations. and beautiful. The practical edition features artists Josef Albers, Marianne BrandtWalter GropiusGertrud GrunowPaul KleeLudwig Mies van der RoheLilly Reich and many more.

Author Magdalena Droste studied art history and literature in Aachen and Marburg. From 1980 he worked at the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, after which he worked as a professor of art history at the BTU Cottbus. She has been responsible for numerous exhibitions and publications on all the themes and leading artists of the Bauhaus.