The Bauhaus existed for only 14 years in Germany, but for the past 100 years, its ideas have been passed on and its products relaunched, imitated and further developed.
Using 14 famous, familiar or forgotten objects, this book offers 14 case studies, examining questions such as how the woman sitting on the tubular-steel chair became the most famous anonymous figure from the Bauhaus; whether the Haus am Horn in Weimar has a secret twin; and why the tea infusers by Marianne Brandt, which were created as prototypes for industrial production, always remained one-of-a-kind pieces. It sheds light on how unique work and series, remake and original are inseparably linked in the history of the Bauhaus.
Reproductions, re-editions and remakes have made the Bauhaus the twentieth century’s most influential school of architecture, design and art, and this book offers a new take on the Bauhaus legacy.
About the Editor
Nina Wiedemeyer is Curator of the centenary exhibition ‘original bauhaus.’
About the Publisher
Prestel is one of the world’s leading illustrated book publishers with a list of beautifully-crafted books on all aspects of art, architecture, photography and design. From the latest pop culture and fashion to major exhibition catalogues, Prestel ensures that quality reigns throughout everything published. Prestel is the publisher for art lovers, designers and those with an eye for beauty; young and old alike, Prestel appeals to those with a passion for visual culture.