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Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar, 1919-1923-- 1923, Hardcover Book, First Edition

Letterpress, offset, and lithography. Edition 2000 (German). Size 9 5/8 x 10 x 1 in. (24.5 x 25.4 x 2.5 cm.) Original binding; hardcover corners slightly worn; binding spine edges worn and split at the edges; interior near fine. Published by State Bauhaus in Weimar and Karl Rinderdorf in Cologne.

The first comprehensive publication of the Bauhaus, issued on the occasion of the landmark Weimar Bauhaus exhibition of 1923, organized at the behest of the Thuringian Legislative Assembly, which wished to have a public display of the accomplishments of the past four years. Walter Gropius, Bauhaus founder and director, chose the theme, “Art and Techniques: A New Unity.”

The ground-breaking design and lavish production include detailed descriptions of the workshops, with fundamental texts by Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer, and László Moholy-Nagy’s contribution “The New Typography.” Together with original lithographs by the artists Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Rudolph Paris, Kurt Schmidt, Marcel Breuer, Fritz Schleifer, and Herbert Bayer. Including 9 color lithographs, 11 color plates, and 147 text illustrations.


WANDMALEREI Abb. 54. Die Werkstoff (Lagerraum) Formmeister: W. KANDINSKY Technischer Meister: H. BEBERNISS
MURAL PAINTING Fig. 54. The material (storage room) Form master: W. KANDINSKY Technical master: H. BEBERNISS

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Abb. 98. Figurine fur das “Triadische Ballett”, Form O. SCHLEMMER. Ausführung C. SCHLEMMER
Fig. 98. Figurine for the “Triadic Ballet”, form O. SCHLEMMER. Version C. SCHLEMMER

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Abb. 99. Bühnenwerkstaff: Figurinen fur “Das mechanische Ballett”. K. SCHMIDT. G.TELTSCHER
Fig. 99. Stage workshop: figurines for “The Mechanical Ballet”. K. SCHMIDT. G. TELTSCHER

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Abb. 102. Bühnenwerkstaff: Refiektorisches Lichtspiel Form und Ausführung K. SCHWERDTFEGER
Fig. 102. Stage work: refectory light play form and execution K. SCHWERDTFEGER

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Farbtafel X. Originallithographie. Buhenwerkstaff: Aufbau fur ein Feuerwerk. Form und Ausführung. K. SCHMIDT
Color plate X. Original lithograph. Buhenwerkstaff: Setting up for a fireworks display. Shape and execution. K. SCHMIDT

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Abb. 118. Entwurf fur ein Zeichentungsgebaude der Chicago-Tribune in Eisenbeton Entwurf W. GROPIUS mit A. MEYERS
Fig. 118. Design for a sign building for the Chicago Tribune in reinforced concrete, designed by W. GROPIUS with A. MEYERS

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Farbtafel XII. Vierfarbendruck. Arbeitsraum Entwurf W. GROPIUS. Zeichnung H. BAYER
Color plate XII. Four-color printing. Workspace design by W. GROPIUS. Drawing H. BAYER