Johannes Itten — Wassily Kandinsky — Paul Klee

Das Bauhaus und die Esoterik

Bauhaus is well known and has often been chided for its rationalism, but does it also have an esoteric side? The question is examined, using new sources, in this book. The main focus is on the initial phase of Bauhaus and the Weimar years (1919--1925) as well as on the artist Johannes Itten. In a great number of key works, theoretical sources and documentary photographs, the great influence of the relationship between “the occult and the avantgarde” on the creation of the modern Bauhaus is documented as is the influence of esoteric and occult teachings on the artistic and theoretical standpoint of the Bauhaus artists.
Johannes Itten — Wassily Kandinsky — Paul Klee
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Johannes Itten — Wassily Kandinsky — Paul Klee

ISBN 978-3-938025-39-0

23,50 × 30,00 cm

296 pages

239 colored and 108 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust jacket, without Schuber

Languages: German

Gustav-Lübcke-Museum, Hamm authors Ute Ackermann, Peter Bernhard, Annemarie Jaeggi, Constanze Hofstaetter, Osamo Okuda, Lutz Schöbe, Peter Schmitt, Ellen Schwinzer, Christoph Wagner, Volker Wahl, Klaus Weber, and Reinhard Zimmermann

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Johannes Itten — Wassily Kandinsky — Paul Klee. Das Bauhaus und die Esoterik“, Gustav-Lübcke-Museum, Hamm, Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg, 2005, Kunstmuseum Bern, 2006.