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Bauhaus. Updated Edition

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This handy, updated edition explores the Bauhaus School of Art and Design through some 575 illustrations and biographies of its key personalities. Realized in collaboration with the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, the reference work is now available in Bibliotheca Universalis format, the perfect companion for your next trip to Berlin, Weimar, or Dessau.
Hardcover5.5 x 7.7 in.2.13 lb552 pages
“... finally a book that brings a breath of fresh air to the lifeless literature on Bauhaus.”
Bauhaus. Updated Edition

Bauhaus. Updated Edition


Best of Bauhaus

The definitive reference work, now in a compact format

In a fleeting 14-year period between two world wars, Germany’s Bauhaus school of art and design changed the face of modernity. With utopian ideas for the future, the school developed a pioneering fusion of fine art, craftsmanship, and technology, which they applied across media and practices from film to theater, and sculpture to ceramics.

This best-selling reference work is made in collaboration with the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin, the world’s largest collection on the history of the Bauhaus. Some 575 illustrations including architectural plans, studies, photographs, sketches, and models record not only the realized works but also the leading principles and personalities of this idealistic creative community through its three successive locations in Weimar, Dessau, and Berlin. 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.

This is a defining account of Bauhaus' energy and rigor, not only as a trailblazing movement in Modernism but also as a paradigm of art education, where creative expression and cutting-edge ideas led to simultaneously functional and beautiful creations. The handy edition features artists Josef Albers, Marianne Brandt, Walter Gropius, Gertrud Grunow, Paul Klee, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Lilly Reich, and many more.
The author

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

Bauhaus. Updated Edition
Hardcover14 x 19.5 cm0.96 kg552 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-6552-3

Edition: Spanish

ISBN 978-3-8365-6553-0

Edition: French

ISBN 978-3-8365-6554-7

Edition: English
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9 Ratings

Small Format, Big Contents

Fabio,November 9, 2021
Comprehensive and rich study book, full of great images/reference, projects and text. A must have, in this welcomed updated edition, for any architecture/design practitioner.

Bauhaus perfection!

Justin,November 7, 2021
The history of Bauhaus is captured in great detail in this book. At 6.02 x 1.65 x 7.83 inches, it's an easily handled book, in spite of its 552 pages. Taschen has created a reputation of excellent color rendition and quality materials in their books. This is no exception. The Bauhaus book should be in anyone's collection that has an interest in Modernism.

Perfect for the best library!

Andrea,October 27, 2021
Perfect book for the right library! a must have!

Great book!

Chiara,October 27, 2021
A very beautiful book that gives a general overview on the Bauhaus. Interesting photos and descriptions.

Un libro completo

Alexandra,October 27, 2021
Taschen colpisce ancora, il libro è fatto benissimo, sia a livello di qualità dell'oggetto che ovviamente per i contenuti.