Bauhaus Travel Book. Weimar. Dessau. Berlin

Bauhaus Travel Book. Weimar. Dessau. Berlin (Cover, English version)

Bauhaus Travel Book. Weimar. Dessau. Berlin (Cover, English version)

Bauhaus Reisebuch. Weimar. Dessau. Berlin (Titelseite, deutsche Version)
Adolf Rading / Oskar Schlemmer, Haus Rabe, Zwenkau
Hannes Meyer / Hans Wittwer (Architects), dining-hall, baudenkmal bundesschule bernau, Bernau (b. Berlin)
Church in Gelmeroda, "Feininger Church"
Walter Gropius, Monument to the March Dead, 1920-22
Walter Gropius, Employment Office, 1929

All roads lead to the Bauhaus

The present-day perception of the icon that is the Bauhaus concerns a curiously isolated phenomenon in terms of time and space. But the historic Bauhaus (1919–1933), the legendary design school and its renowned exponents that this travel guide is devoted to, operated within a very concrete, tension-filled political and geographical framework. It left its mark here. From here, from the fascination of the authentic historical site that is complexly mirrored in the present, the history of the Bauhaus “model” is now told in a new way in three chapters. The journey leading from Weimar and Dessau to Berlin for example combines the well known architectonic signets by Henry van de Velde and Walter Gropius or the three leading museum collections in these cities with previously hardly noticed matters. Interspersed short essays highlight insights into the past and present.

• A direct experience of the Bauhaus: Weimar, Dessau and Berlin
• The first travel guide to all of the German Bauhaus sites
• Great suggestions for adventurers