Joost Schmidt – Poster Bauhaus Exhibition in Weimar 1923.
A Little Bit of Everything – László Moholy-Nagy was one of the most famous Bauhaus professors, whose contribution to the school’s learnings had redirected the curriculum moving it closer to the idea of industrialization and the unity of art and technology. Moholy-Nagy’s position at the school was very important, as he was the instructor of the foundation course. In addition and prior to his work as an educator, he was also an innovative man of many talents and interests, associated with the fields of photography, typography, sculpture, painting and industrial design. Still, most of his research was based on photography and the advancements it brings, which is how he got to coin the term “new vision”, that referred to the capacity of photography to convey reality in a way different from the one we know.
BAUHAUS FANS AND COLLECTORS: WE WANT YOU!
In 2019, the world will celebrate the centenary of the legendary #Bauhaus #movement. For this reason, the official Bauhaus Association is preparing a print magazine that deals with the Bauhaus and modernism in all its facets.
For the first issue, we are currently looking for international collectors of Bauhaus design. If you want to be part of our magazine, please sent us a digital photo of you in front/on top/beside/under your favorit Bauhaus piece. For our project, the collector is as important as the art work itself.
We have only three requirements for the photo: Please do a spontaneous snapshot instead of a professional studio production; please use the flashlight even during daylight, and please use your smartphone (IPhone 5 and newer or Samsung phones starting with 2014). Unfortunately we can’t accept analogue photos nor SLR pics (single lens reflex camera).
We are looking forward to seeing your very personal piece of Bauhaus art!
100 years of bauhaus
Editor in Chief
The #German #architect Walter #Gropius was blessed with a progressive mindset, but he had also found himself in a set of circumstances, combined with a bit of luck, which helped him conduct the innovative program for the Bauhaus #school. To Walter Gropius, the sworn #Modernist, ornamentation was a form of untruthfulness: “We want to create the purely organic building, boldly emanating its inner laws, free of untruths or ornamentation“. This principle has brought Bauhaus significant attention and unique identity, and so did its pro-industrial attitude (advocated by Gropius himself), clearly supportive of mass-production, for the sake of better realization, financial advancement and the unification of all arts. From the beginning to its end, Gropius was an eminent figure in the Bauhaus story – the founder, creator of the ideology, the first #director, and finally, the architect of its #iconic building in #Dessau.