In a fleeting 14-12 months length among international wars, Germany’s Bauhaus College of Artwork and Layout modified the face of modernity. With utopian concepts for the long run, the college evolved a pioneering fusion of good Artwork, craftsmanship, and generation, which they carried out throughout media and practices from movie to theater, sculpture to ceramics.

This ebook is made in collaboration with the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin, the sector’s biggest assortment at the historical past of the Bauhaus. A few 550 illustrations together with architectural plans, research, images, sketches, and fashions document now not simplest the discovered works but in addition the prime {concepts|principles} and personalities of this idealistic inventive group thru its 3 successive places in Weimar, Dessau, and Berlin. From casual photographs of staff gymnastics to drawings guided by means of Paul Klee, from intensive architectural plans to an infinitely swish ashtray by means of Marianne Brandt, the gathering brims with the colours, fabrics, and geometries that made up the Bauhaus imaginative and prescient of a “overall” murals.

As we method the Bauhaus centennial, this can be a defining account of its power and rigor, now not simplest as a trailblazing motion in modernism but in addition as a paradigm of Artwork training, the place inventive expression and state-of-the-art concepts ended in concurrently practical and lovely creations. Featured artists come with Josef Albers, Marianne Brandt, Walter Gropius, Gertrud Grunow, Paul Klee, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Lilly Reich.