Lot 2: Modernist milestone, first significant display of Bauhaus

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

June 19, 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: ART - BAUHAUS - Staatliches Bauhaus. Weimar 1919-1923. Weimar, the Staatliches Bauhaus /Köln, Karl Nierendorf. Weimar - München, Bauhaus-Verlag, 1923. Original black boards printed in red and blue, design by Herbert Bayer. Profusely illustrated with half-tone photographic plates and lithographs. One of 2000 copies in German (300 in English and 300 in Russian). Typography László Moholy-Nagy. First edition of the Bauhaus' first great catalogue on the occasion of the Bauhaus exhibition in Weimar in 1923 with texts by Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, László Moholy-Nagy and Oskar Schlemmer. Spine is missing, 4 pages with small tears, some traces of age and wear to the cover and first endpaper, else good. 225, (1) pp.
Dimensions: 25 x 25 cm.
Artist or Maker: BAUHAUS -
Bauhaus at his peak, right after artists such as Schlemmer, Klee, Kandinsky, Van Doesburg and Lissitzky joined the school. It was the first of their highly influential publications, followed by the Bauhausbücher (1925 - 1930). Very well preserved front cover, one of the icons of modern book design.
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