Does the Bauhaus still contribute to further developments in photographic pictorial languages? What role does the avant-garde photography play for contemporary artists today? At the center of Bauhaus and Photography is the reconstruction of László Moholy-Nagy’s photography-section at the legendary 1929–1930 Werkbund-exhibition Film und Foto (Film and Photo).


Crisis and Experiment
Heinrich von Kleist lived through the political and social turmoil that prevailed in Germany at the turn of the 19th century. Despite coming from an aristocratic background, he himself experienced unstable living conditions throughout his life. Constant experience of crisis inspired him to develop ideas and visions for life characterised by social reformist thinking and literary experiments.
This richly illustrated catalogue, published to commemorate Kleist Memorial Year 2011, is based on a sound historic foundation and focuses on the surprising modernity of Kleist from a contemporary perspective. It highlights the connection between crisis, criticism and reformist ideas, and also includes a comparison with life at the turn of the 21st century. 

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November 2010

ISBN 978-3-86678-500-7

21,00 x 28,00 cm

432 Pages

213 colored and 33 b/w illustrations

Softcover, bound

Languages: German


Günter Blamberger and Stefan Iglhaut

authors among others
Günter Blamberger, Dr. Wolfgang de Bruyn and Stefan Iglhaut

graphic design
IGLHAUT + von GROTE, Berlin

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the double exhibition in the Kleist year 2011 „Kleist: Krise und Experiment“, 21 May 2011 to 29. January 2012, Ephraim-Palais Stadtmuseum, Berlin, as well as Kleist-Museum, Frankfurt/Oder.