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Bauhaus

Hardcover, 8.3 x 10.2 in., 1.35 lb, 96 pages
US$ 16
Edition: English
Edition: English
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Despite being shut down by the Nazis after just fourteen years in existence, the Bauhaus art school stands as one of the defining movements of modern history. This book introduces the school’s commitment to creative expression, cutting-edge ideas, and the combination of fine art and technology in a utopian future.

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Designs of the Time

The most famous art school of modernity
In a fleeting fourteen year period, sandwiched between two world wars, Germany’s Bauhaus school of art and design changed the face of modernity. With utopian ideals for the future, the school developed a pioneering fusion of fine art, craftsmanship, and technology to be applied across painting, sculpture, design, architecture, film, photography, textiles, ceramics, theatre, and installation.

As much an intense personal community as a publicly minded collective, the Bauhaus was first founded by Walter Gropius (1883–1969), and counted Josef and Anni Albers, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer, Gunta Stölzl, Marianne Brandt and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe among its members. Between its three successive locations in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin, the school fostered charismatic and creative exchange between teachers and students, all varied in their artistic styles and preferences, but united in their idealism and their interest in a “total” work of art across different practices and media.

This book celebrates the adventurous innovation of the Bauhaus movement, both as a trailblazer in the development of modernism, and as a paradigm of art education, where an all-encompassing freedom of creative expression and cutting-edge ideas led to functional and beautiful creations.
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.

The editor

Peter Gössel runs an agency for museum and exhibition design. He has published TASCHEN monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner, and Richard Neutra, as well as several titles in the Basic Architecture series.

Bauhaus
Hardcover, 8.3 x 10.2 in., 1.35 lb, 96 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-6014-6
Edition: English
Born back in 1985, the Basic Art Series has evolved into the best-selling art book collection ever published. Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture series features:
  • an introduction to the life and work of the architect
  • the major works in chronological order
  • information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions
  • a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings
  • approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts, and plans)

Customer reviews (5)

Knowledge for everyone

Dariusz, October 27, 2021
Are you starting to be interested in architecture? Or culture in general? Such a book will explain the basics in a simple and accessible way.

Bauhaus

Rohan, October 27, 2021
A beautiful Taschen hardback at a great price. This series never disappoints and looks great as a collection or individually.

For the true design student

Nando, October 27, 2021
This one will give you a perfect inside on the foundation of modern day art. Always good to have in your arsenal of knowledge.

So artsy

Emanuele, October 27, 2021
Love it

Amazing

Adam, October 27, 2021
I have more that 20 Taschen books and every obe is amazing. For architects it’s a ton of knowledge nowhere else seen. For photographers it’s the best inspiration source.
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