There are almost enough Bauhaus books being published this year to warrant a stand alone Bauhaus bookshop. This title is published by Prestel in collaboration with the Bauhaus Archiv and is made to mark the exhibition held in Berlin to mark the centenary of the Bauhaus.
In his opening essay Christian Demand posits the question ‘Why is the Bauhaus so important?’ The book itself answers that question through an examination of many of the different departments that made up the school; from Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet with its extraordinary costumes to the metalwork tea pots and iconic tubular steel furniture. The textile and weaving departments are also featured as are the architecture, film and art departments.
The whole book is beautifully laid out and designed and the oatmeal linen cover binding is a joy.
Hardback. Linen bound. 224 pages.
24.5cm x 30.5cm x 2.4cm