Exhibition catalog published on the occasion of the exhibition Bauhaus: Art as Life, curated by Catherine Ince and Lydia Yee, 3 May -12 August 2012 at the publisher's gallery. Book is in excellent condition in every respect. As-new. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no other blemishes, text/interior is clean, as-new and free of marking of any kind. 287 pages with a great number of color and b&w illustrations, photos and prints. Chapters/section headings include New beginnings, A return to the crafts, Salute to the square, Instruments of communication, Young people come to the bauhaus!, Our play our party, our work, State, space architecture, Designing the modern world, Then new vision, The final months of the bauhaus. With texts from Walter Gropius, Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Michael Siebenbrodt, Wassily Kandinsky, Gerhard Marcks, Eva Forgacs, Catherine Ince, Philipp Oswalt, Philip Ursprung, Klaus Weber, Johannes Itten, Nicholas Fox Weber, Oskar Schlemmer, Melissa Trimingham, Torsten Blume, Marcel Breuer, Ernst Kallai, Anja Baumhoff, Laszlo Moholy-nagy, Lydia Yee, Wolfgang Thoner, Lugwig Mies Van Der Rohe.
"Bauhaus: Art as Life" explores the diverse artistic production and turbulent 14-year history of the modern world's most famous art school. Accompanying the biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the United Kingdom in more than 40 years, this catalogue features a rich array of painting, sculpture, design, architecture, film, photography, textiles, ceramics, theatre and installation, ranging from the school's Expressionist beginnings to its pioneering utopian model of uniting art and technology in order to change society in the aftermath of the First World War. Exemplary works from such Bauhaus masters as Josef and Anni Albers, Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Johannes Itten, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Hannes Meyer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Gunta Stolzl are presented alongside works by lesser-known artist masters and Bauhaus students. Through a range of specially commissioned essays, "Bauhaus" traces the life of the school from its founding by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919 to its relocation to its newly built campus in Dessau in 1925 under the direction of Gropius and then Hannes Meyer, and finally its brief period in Berlin, under the leadership of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and through its dramatic closure in 1933 by the Nazis. The catalogue also includes a series of original writings by Bauhaus artists, drawn from previously published texts and personal correspondence.