Edition Bauhaus 58
Archaeology of Modernism
Preservation of the Bauhaus Dessau

The Bauhaus Building in Dessau, designed by Walter Gropius in 1925/26, represents a ‘built manifesto of Bauhaus ideas’ and is one of modernism’s most important buildings. Together with the associated Masters’ Houses (Meisterhäuser), the Houses with Balcony Access (Laubenganghäuser) in Dessau, and Bauhaus buildings in Weimar and Bernau, it is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

The book focuses on strategies for preserving the Bauhaus Building. It presents the building—and its eventful history—from its construction to its destruction, rebuilding, and restoration. Using texts, photographs, and numerous drawings, the book provides a detailed exploration of specific aspects of the architecture—such as the building’s outer shell, materials, construction, colour scheme, and surfaces—and the long-term preservation concept for the site. In doing so, it proposes structural measures aimed at adapting the building to today’s challenges and at conserving the building with its historic and artistic characteristics.

Edited for the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation by Prof. Dr. Regina Bittner

Texts by:
Monika Markgraf and an introduction of Prof. Dr. Jörg Haspel

Graphic design:
Andreas Dimmler, Tania Mourinho
based on the design by Herburg Weiland

256 pages, numerous b&w and colour illustrations, softcover

English and German

Jovis Verlag, Berlin

ISBN 978-3-86859-684-7 (en)
ISBN 978-3-86859-683-0 (de)

Price: € 38