Delve into the lives of 50 of the most important figures of the Bauhaus movement through the recollections of former Bauhaus students, teachers, and friends.
Although it flourished for only fourteen years, the Bauhaus school remains one of the most influential art and design movements of the 20th century. This collection of personal memories from Bauhaus teachers, students, and friends provides a uniquely intimate portrayal of the movement and a new perspective on its development, denouement, and legacy. Introduced through brief biographical sketches, each entry reflects its subject’s distinctive voice and features rare photographs of their days at work and at play. From the deeply personal experiences of figures such as Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and Josef Albers to reminiscences from the families of Kandinsky, Klee, and Beckmann, these first-hand accounts bring the Bauhaus back to life for a new generation of fans.
MAGDALENA DROSTE is an art historian, author, and editor of numerous books on the Bauhaus movement.
BORIS FRIEDEWALD is an art historian specializing in Bauhaus, photography, and artist biographies. He lives and works in Berlin.