Bauhaus issue 8 – Movement

Zeitschrift Bauhaus 8 / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Gestaltung: Herburg Weiland, München, 2016

The recently published magazine Bauhaus 8 takes a look at the dynamism and pace of this movement. In doing so, it pursues the themes of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, whose annual programme for 2016 was entitled ‘Movement’. At the same time, Bauhaus 8 is itself a contribution to the annual programme, linking historic reflection with contemporary positions from internationally active designers, academics, artists, publicists, acrobats, choreographers, curators, photographers and others.

Chapter 1 focuses on ‘New Beginnings and Change’ and explores the Weimar Republic as a prototype of a dynamic society based on the two exhibition projects Big Plans! Applied Modernism in Saxony-Anhalt 1919–1933 and Simultaneity of Modernism. In the process, it takes us to places that are currently the focal points of change. Chapter 2, entitled ‘Formative Forces’, looks at movement and dynamics as creative resources in diverse artistic disciplines. We encounter among others Paul Klee conquering gravity, the choreographer Sasha Waltz and the experiments of the Bauhaus photographer Umbo. Chapter 3, ‘Transit and Transfer’, focuses on the Bauhaus as international praxis and sheds light on themes such as exile, migration and cultural exchange.

The reader also encounters the ‘dynamic’ biographies of individual Bauhauslers who exemplify the dynamism of the modern era. And as for today, in the twenty-first century – in the section ‘Movement Profiles’ the reader learns about the individuals who made guest appearances at the Bauhaus Dessau in 2016, each of whom has a distinct understanding of movement.

Magazine Bauhaus 8 ‘Movement’
December 2016
Editors: Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
Publisher: Spector Books, Leipzig

Design: Herburg Weiland, Munich
Editorial team: EINSATEAM, Berlin and the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

Publisher: Spector Books, Leipzig 2016
160 pages

ISBN 978-3-95905-105-7 (German)
ISBN 978-3-95905-124-8 (English)

12,- € (+ postage)

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