Herbert Bayer, Walter Gropius and Ise Gropius (editors): BAUHAUS 1919-1928. Boston: Branford, 1952. Second printing of the original MoMA edition from 1938. A very good or better hardcover book in very good or better Dust jacket: blue cloth shows trivial wear. Institutional inkstamps to free front endpapers, otherwise interior unmarked and clean. White jacket lightly soiled and worn. A nice copy of a book that is usually found in much worse condition. Book design and typography by Herbert Bayer.
7.75 x 10.25 hardcover book with 224 pages and 550 illustrations. Reprint of the 1938 MoMA monograph devoted to the influence of the Weimar and Dessau Bauhaus under the directorship of Walter Gropius.
Includes work by all the Bauhaus faculty including Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Marcel Breuer, Herbert Bayer, Josef Albers, Lyonel Feininger, Oskar Schlemmer, Hannes Meyer, Mies van der Rohe, Anni Albers, Otti Berger, Gunta Stolzl, Max Bill and many, many others.
This book is considered one of THE most definitive Bauhaus volumes ever published.
Includes work from the furniture, weaving, metal, typography and painting workshops. Highly recommended.
From the book: " The book is a point-for-point record of actual programs and projects at the Bauhaus, prepared by Herbert Bayer under the general editorship of Walter Gropius and with the collaboration of a dozen other Bauhaus teachers -- including Kandinsky, Klee, Feininger, Schlemmer, Itten, Moholy-Nagy, Albers, and Breuer. Rather than a retrospective history, here is a collection of photographs, articles, and notes prepared on the field of action. It may be considered as much a work of the Bauhaus as it is a work about it; even the typography and layout for the volume were designed by a former Bauhaus master. "
"This book on the Bauhaus was published in conjunction with the Museum Of Arts exhibition, Bauhaus 1919-28. Like the exhibition, it was for the most part limited to the first nine years of the institution, the period during which Gropius was director. For reasons beyond the control of any of the individuals involved, the last five years of the Bauhaus could not be represented. During those five years much excellent work was done and the international reputation of the Bauhaus increased rapidly, but, unfortunately for the purposes of this book, the fundamental character of the Bauhaus had already been established under Gropius' leadership. This book is primarily a collection of evidence - photographs, articles and notes done on the field of action, and assembled here with a minimum of retrospective revision."
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