The Bauhaus in the Making
With all the hammering, planing, sawing, and weaving, the workshops at the Bauhaus Dessau must have been quite loud and dusty. The publication Craft Becomes Modern. The Bauhaus in the Making looks at the Bauhaus from the perspective of handcraft. No term was more fiercely disputed there. The workshops were transit spaces: between factory and craft business, between free experiments and industrial contract work. From this field of tension, the Bauhaus tried to define handcraft anew as a utopia, but also in coexistence with industrial culture. Contemporary design theorists and practitioners position themselves regarding how current these debates once again are today and provide new insights for understanding handcraft in the 21st century.
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ISBN 978-3-7356-0342-5 (D), 978-3-7356-0343-2 (Eng) sold out
21,00 × 29,70 cm
115 colored and 27 b/w illustrations
Hardcover linen-bound, bound
two language editions
Languages: German, English
Regina Bittner and Renée Padt for the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Gerda Breuer, T’ai Smith, Eva Forgacs, John Maciuika, Rafael Cardoso, Joseph Grima, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Martino Gamper, Studio Forma Fantasma, Sara Ouhadou, Granby Workshop
Herburg Weiland, München
Exhibition: “Craft Becomes Modern. The Bauhaus in the Making”, 13.4.2017–7.1.2018, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau