18 May 2006
LAZLO MOHOLY-NAGY -- WALTER GROPIUS (ed.)
Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar 1919-1923. Weimar and Munich: Bauhaus, . Square 4° (243 x 243mm). Illustrated throughout. Original black boards, printed in red and blue. Provenance: Herwin Schaefer (small blind stamp on front endpaper).
FIRST EDITION. A REMARKABLY FINE COPY OF THIS CELEBRATED WORK ILLUSTRATING THE FAMOUS SCHOOL'S INNOVATIONS TO DATE. Moholy-Nagy began running the photography course in 1923 and the Bauhaus quickly rose to the forefront of experimentation in European modernist photography. With lay-out by Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, cover design by Herbert Bayer and contributions by Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger, Gertrud Grunow, Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer, Johannes Itten, Georg Muche, Lothar Schreyer, Gerhard Marcks, and others. The 300 copies in English and 300 copies in Russian announced in the colophon were never published.
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