Bauhaus Imaginista. A School in the World
“bauhaus imaginista” marks the centennial anniversary of this fascinating and popular school of art, which championed the idea of artists working together as a community. The Bauhaus reconnected art with everyday life and was active in the fields of architecture, performance, design, and visual art. Founded by Walter Gropius, its faculty included such luminaries as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, László Moholy-Nagy, and Josef Albers. Placing emphasis on the international dissemination and reception of the Bauhaus, this book expresses the Bauhaus influence, philosophy, and history beyond Germany. Rethinking the school from an international perspective, it sets its entanglements against a century of geopolitical change, as many of its artists fled World War II Germany. Bauhaus Imaginista takes readers on a global visual tour of Bauhaus influence from art and design museums to campus galleries and art institutes in India, Japan, China, Russia, Brazil, Berlin, and the United States.
With contributions by Kader Attia, Elissa Auther, Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan, Regina Bittner, Gavin Butt, Helena Čapková, Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, Anshuman Dasgupta, Magdalena Droste, Zvi Efrat, Fabienne Eggelhöfer, Elvira Espejo, Thomas Flierl, Bené Fonteles, Luca Frei, Hilde Heynen, Christian Hiller, Tom Holert, Yoshimasa Kaneko, Ailton Krenak, Eduard Kögel, Susanne Leeb, Mohamed Melehi, Partha Mitter, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Marion von Osten, The Otholith Group, Adrian Rifkin, Daniel Talesnik, Paulo Tavares, Virginia Gardner Troy, Hiromitsu Umemiya, Melissa Venator, Grant Watson and Zoe Zhang.
Bauhaus Imaginista. A School in the World, Marion von Osten and Grant Watson (ed.), Thames & Hudson, 2019.