The Bauhaus, the school of art and design founded in Germany in 1919 and shut down by the Nazis in 1933, brought together artists, architects and designers in an extraordinary conversation about the nature of modern art. Aiming to rethink the very form of modern life, the Bauhaus became the site for a dazzling array of experiments in the visual arts that have profoundly shaped the world today.
Published to accompany a major exhibition on the Bauhaus at The Museum of Modern Art “Bauhaus 1919-1933 – Workshops for Modernity“ offers a new generational perspective on the twentieth century's most influential experiment in artistic education. “Bauhaus 1919-1933“ examines the extraordinary broad spectrum of the school's products, including industrial design, furniture, architecture, graphics, photography, textiles, ceramics, theater and costume design, painting and sculpture.
“Bauhaus 1919-1933“ includes two comprehensive essays by the exhibition's curators that synthesize new perspectives on the Bauhaus. Shorter essays by leading scholars apply contemporary viewpoints to thirty key Bauhaus objects, and an illustrated narrative chronology provides a dynamic glimpse of the Bauhaus' lived history.