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Bauhaus. Updated Edition

Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.4 in., 6.66 lb, 400 pages
US$ 70
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Between two world wars, the Bauhaus School of Art and Design changed the face of modernity. Realized with the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, this updated edition celebrates the school’s centennial, gathering 550 illustrations across 400 pages, including architectural plans and biographies of key figures like Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, and Marianne Brandt—the ultimate guide.

Customer reviews (13)

Best of Bauhaus

The definitive reference work in a revised and updated edition
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, sculpture to ceramics.

This book 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 550 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.

As we approach the Bauhaus centennial, this is a defining account of its 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. Featured artists include Josef Albers, Marianne Brandt, Walter Gropius, Gertrud Grunow, Paul Klee, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Lilly Reich.
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
Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.4 in., 6.66 lb, 400 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-7282-8
Edition: English
ISBN 978-3-8365-7280-4
Edition: Spanish

Customer reviews (13)

A classic

Marcel Erick, November 08, 2021
This is an excellent introduction to the development of the Bauhaus movement describing the philosophy, the artefacts and the personalities of the movement. I will be sending further copies as present to various folk who have an interest in industrial design

What you can say about Bauhaus?

MaY, November 05, 2021
This book gives an accurate answer to this question.

Great size for edition if

Frank, October 27, 2021
A great book to add to a larger edition for any space. Love the imagery and rich text that really feels transportive.

Excellent book

Marco, October 27, 2021
Not only this book is beautiful in its appearance, but it's also interesting and well thought-out. Certainly worth buying it.

Amazing Book

Simona, October 27, 2021
Amazing and classical book framed by a beautiful experience of purchasing

Great quality for fair prices

Timothy, October 27, 2021
All of the books I have ordered through Taschen are great quality publications with clear print and high quality paper. I especially like the architectural books like the Bauhaus book for reading and reference.

A fascinating tale on Bauhaus, a very rich reading with plenty of illustrative content.

Zhivka, October 27, 2021
The book captures quite in detail different aspects of the Bauhaus and its impact to the world. Starting with a bit of history and context of its appearance to the world architecture and design education, it unfolds the journey and turning points that shaped modernism in the industrial age and beyond. The selection of sketches, posters, drawings, photos are well selected to complete and enrich the storytelling. Definitely a book you would want on your shelf.


Laura, October 27, 2021
Really good quality, exactly what I expected. Also delivered on time and in perfect conditions.

Bauhaus. Una aventura que ha dejado huella

Jose Luis, October 27, 2021
Realmente se trata de un trabajo exhaustivo y bien documentado sobre el proyecto de una escuela que fue mucho más allá, para convertirse en la puerta de acceso de la vanguardia en Alemania, y en un foco de resistencia a las tendencias que pocos años después destruirían la convivencia en Europa. Un trabajo documental de gran calidad acompañado de textos de mucho calado.

Great book

Hugo, October 27, 2021
As always, Taschen books are great! I love the content and the design.
Bauhaus. Updated Edition
Updated Edition
US$ 70
Bauhaus. Updated Edition