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Michael Siebenbrodt, Jeff Wall, Klaus Weber

Hatje Cantz, 2009
376 pages
302 illustrations, 236 in colour.
ISBN: 783775724159

The Bauhaus, founded in Weimar in 1919, located in Dessau in 1925, and ultimately shut down in 1933 shortly after relocating to Berlin - continues to be the most successful cultural export from twentieth century Germany. Even seventy years after it was closed, this interdisciplinary school for art, architecture, design and theatre still has not lost any of its relevance and appeal.

On the occasion of the ninetieth anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, this extensively illustrated and carefully referenced publication re-examines and re-evalutes the art school's history and influence. A collaborative project by the three leading institutes at the former sites of the Bauhaus' activities - Baahaus-Archiv Berlin, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau and Bauhaus-Museum of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar - Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model offers a close examination of the history school and its reception, including during the often neglected period of National Socialism (Nazism) in Germany, as well as the school's international propagation and commercialisation.

Arranged chronologically, this complete guide to the Bauhaus is a must have for anyone interested in all aspects of this art and design movement.


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