Reading, and marveling at, Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops in Modernity, edited by Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman, the catalog, published by The Museum of Modern Art, of the Excellent exhibition by the same name, that was on view at MoMA from November 8, 2009 to January 25, 2010. The show was “MoMA’s first major exhibition since 1938 on the subject of this famous and influential school of avant-garde art. Founded in 1919 and shut down by the Nazis in 1933, the Bauhaus brought together artists, architects, and designers in an extraordinary conversation about the nature of art in the age of technology. Aiming to rethink the very form of modern life, the Bauhaus became the site of a dazzling array of experiments in the visual arts that have profoundly shaped our visual world today,” said the exhibition press materials. “Featuring approximately 400 color plates, richly complemented by documentary images, Bauhaus 1919-1933 includes two overarching essays by the exhibition’s curators, Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman, that present new perspectives on the Bauhaus. Shorter essays by more than 20 leading scholars apply contemporary viewpoints to 30 key Bauhaus objects, and an illustrated narrative chronology provides a dynamic glimpse of the Bauhaus’ lived history,” according to Amazon. For more information, please click HERE.
For Your Consideration: The Brief Yet Extraordinarily Excellent Life of Bauhaus, 1919-1933, Courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, New York