Bauhaus Dessau

Edition Bauhaus 50
Big Plans! Modern Figures, Visionaries, and Inventors. Applied Modernism in Saxony Anhalt 1919–1933.

Ninety years after the Bauhaus first opened its doors in Dessau, “Big Plans! Modern Figures, Visionaries, and Inventors” is the first project to prove that the Bauhaus was not the only forum for the international avant-garde, but part of a large, Modernist utopia.

A futurist industrial region grew up in central Germany from 1919 to 1933; it was closely linked to visionary and idealized plans for a new image of humanity, realized in everything from architecture, education, and advertising to the notion of space exploration. The exhibition includes correspondence sent from the Bauhaus to Magdeburg, Halle, Leuna, Merseburg, Wolfen, and Elbingerorde. This intriguing companion volume opens up a view into a highly active field of dynamic, exploratory ideas coming from participants such as Walter Gropius, Gertrud Arndt, Bruno Taut, Benita Koch-Otte or Wilhelm Deffke.

Edited for the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
by Claudia Perren, Torsten Blume, Alexia Pooth.

Texts by: Beat Wyss, Patrick Rössler, Kurt Möser,
Christiane Keim, Torsten Blume/Janek Müller

Graphic design:
Daniel Ober for Herburg Weiland

Exhibition:
Big Plans! Modern Figures, Visionaries, and Inventors.
Applied Modernism in Saxony Anhalt 1919–1933.

Layout:
224 pages, numerous b&w and colour illustrations, hardcover, bound

Languages:
English and German

Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld/ Berlin
2016

ISBN 978-3-7356-0185-8 (en)
ISBN 978-3-7356-0184-1 (de)

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€ 32 Designshop Bauhaus Dessau

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Big Plans! Modern Figures, Visionaries, and Inventors. Applied Modernism in Saxony-Anhalt 1919-1933.

May 4th 2016 - January 6th 2017. With Partner-Exhibitions in Dessau, Halle (Saale), Magdeburg, Merseburg, Leuna, Elbingerode und Quedlinburg.