Published by Taschen, Bauhaus offers a comprehensive overview of the acclaimed school of art and architecture founded by Walter Gropius as a community, educational institution, and trailblazer of modernism. The book explores the pioneering teaching methods of the short-lived school and the way it encouraged students and teachers to creative expression, innovation and collaboration between different forms of art, ranging from painting through architecture to textiles and ceramics. Written by art historian Magdalena Droste, the book is part of Taschen's Basic Architecture series that presents life and work of internationally renowned architects with approximately 120 photographs, sketches and drafts. The series has been edited by German art historian Peter Gössel.
Despite being shut down by the Nazis after just fourteen years in existence, the Bauhaus art school stands as one of the defining movements of modern history. This book introduces the school’s commitment to creative expression, cutting-edge ideas, and the combination of fine art and technology in a utopian future.