Edition Bauhaus 51
Craft Becomes Modern. The Bauhaus in the Making

With all the hammering, planing, sawing, and weaving, the workshops at the Bauhaus Dessau must have been quite loud and dusty. The publication Craft Becomes Modern. The Bauhaus in the Making looks at the Bauhaus from the perspective of handcraft. No term was more fiercely disputed there. The workshops were transit spaces: between factory and craft business, between free experiments and industrial contract work. From this field of tension, the Bauhaus tried to define handcraft anew as a utopia, but also in coexistence with industrial culture. Contemporary design theorists and practitioners position themselves regarding how current these debates once again are today and provide new insights for understanding handcraft in the 21st century.

Edited for the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
by Regina Bittner and Renée Padt.

Texts by:
Gerda Breuer, T’ai Smith, Éva Forgács, John Maciuika, Rafael Cardoso, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Formafantasma, Sara Ouhaddou, Granby
Workshop, Dirk Vander Kooij, Álvaro Catalán de Ocón et al.

Graphic design:
Herburg Weiland

Craft becomes modern. The Bauhaus in the making

252 pages, numerous b&w and colour illustrations, hardcover, bound

English and German

Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld/ Berlin

ISBN 978-3-7356-0343-2 (en)
ISBN 978-3-7356-0342-5 (de)

€ 45 book trade
€ 35 Designshop Bauhaus Dessau

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