9783764352905

The Dessau Bauhaus Building 1926-1999

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  • ISBN13:

    9783764352905

  • ISBN10:

    3764352906

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-02-01
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag

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Summary

With the Bauhaus in Dessau, Walter Gropius created a building in 1925/26 that represented a "demonstration of architectural Modernism". (Wolfgang Pehnt). During the few years of its original use as a school with studios, until it was closed down by the Nazis in 1932, it had also become a center of crystalization for the creative forces of its times. Today, the Dessau Bauhaus Foundation again makes the famous building, which has been undergoing extensive restoration since 1997, a center for cultural activities: numerous projects and events at the occasion of the eightieth anniversary of the Bauhaus' foundation in Weimar (1999) and the EXPO 2000 will provide the building with even more public attention. The book documents all phases of the Bauhaus Building's history, use and constructive changes. The authors look at its meaning for contemporary architecture, culture and politics, and describe its history during the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the GDR and up to the present. The themes range from the first architectural design to the future of the Bauhaus as a monument. With contributions by members of the Dessau Bauhaus as well as by independent specialists, and with picture documentation that also goes back to unpublished materials from the Bauhaus Foundation archives, the multifaceted book represents the new standard volume on the Bauhaus Building.

Table of Contents

Hardt-Waltherr Hamer
Foreword 6(1)
Margret Kentgens-Craig
Introduction 7(3)
Karin Wilhelm
Seeing -- walking -- thinking The Bauhaus building design
10(18)
Robin Krause
Marcel Breuer's early tubular steel furniture On furnishing the Bauhaus building
28(14)
Lutz Schobe
Black and white or colour? Spatial design in the Bauhaus building
42(24)
Margret Kentgens-Craig
Art and politics: no "new unity"
66(20)
Klaus von Beyme
The Bauhaus as a political metaphor
86(16)
Marie Neumullers
"... our own space around us" Life in the Bauhaus
102(10)
Walter Scheiffele
"You must go there" -- contemporary reactions
112(10)
Wolfgang Thoner
A symbol of hope, or of failure? The Bauhaus building in publications
122(12)
Julius Posener
A visit to the Dessau Bauhaus
134(8)
Ralf Korner
Uses of the Bauhaus building, 1926-1989
142(18)
Wolfgang Paul
Renovation 1976
160(14)
Marieke Kuipers
The Bauhaus and the World Heritage List
174(12)
Berthold Burkhardt
The Conservation of Modern Monuments Renovating the Bauhaus building
186(17)
About the authors 203(2)
Acknowledgements 205(1)
Index of names 206

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