Bauhaus Books

Walter Gropius (author) / Farkas Molnár (cover design) / 
László Moholy-Nagy (typograph), Bauhaus Books Volume 1
Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design, Berlin

Walter Gropius (author) / Farkas Molnár (cover design) /
László Moholy-Nagy (typograph), Bauhaus Books Volume 1
Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design, Berlin

Bauhausbücher 9. Wassily Kandinsky, Punkt und Linie zu Fläche, 1926/1928
Bauhausbücher 13. Albert Gleizes, Kubismus, 1928

From 1925 to 1930, Gropius and Moholy-Nagy were responsible for the publication of 14 Bauhaus books. Supported in the practical aspects of publishing by Lucia Moholy, the aim of the project was to depict the challenges and accomplishments of the Bauhaus. In addition, monographic texts by both German and international authors were to awaken an understanding for the diverse currents of the avant-garde movement.

Literature:
Illies, Florian: “The Avant-Garde in a Format of 23 x 18. The Bauhaus Books as Aesthetic Programme” in: Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model, publ. by Bauhaus Archive Berlin / Museum for Design, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and Weimar Classic Foundation, Exhibition Catalogue, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2009, pg. 235ff.
Findeli, Alain: “Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and the Project of the Bauhaus Books” in: Brüning, Ute (Ed.): The A and O of the Bauhaus. Bauhaus Advertising: Typefaces, Printed Matter, Exhibition Design, Leipzig 1995.