Walter Gropius (German, Berlin 1883–1969 Boston, Massachusetts)
Herbert Bayer (American (born Austria), Haag 1900–1985 Montecito, California)
Book-printed halftone, photographs and lithograph
9 3/4 x 10 x 1 1/16 in. (24.8 x 25.4 x 2.7 cm)
Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky Fund, 2001
Not on view
This book was the first one published by the Bauhaus, preceding the well-known Bauhausbücher proper of 1925. It was issued on the occasion of the great Weimar Bauhaus exhibition of 1923, organized at the behest of the Thuringian Legislative Assembly, which wished to have a public display of the accomplishments of the first four years. Gropius chose the theme, “Art and Techniques: A New Unity.”
Marking: Inside front cover: 157/ D465/ SM Inside back cover: 35-/ ?
Michael and Hope Wurmfeld, New York; [Ars Libri, Ltd., Boston, until 2001; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Highlights from the Modern Design Collection: 1900–Present, Part II," May 23, 2011–July 1, 2012, no catalogue.
Hans M. Wingler. The Bauhaus: Weimar, Dessau, Berlin, Chicago. Rev. ed. (1st ed., 1962). Cambridge, Mass., 1969, p. 627.
Ars Libri, Ltd. Modern Art: Rarities of the Avant-Garde. Catalogue 117. Boston, , p. 30, no. 106, ill. p. 31 (color).
Ars Libri, Ltd. Modern + Contemporary Art: Rarities of the Avant-Garde, Including the Libraries of Mario Diacono and Michael Ilk. Catalogue 123. Boston, , p. 46, no. 169, ill.
Jaroslav Andel. Avant-Garde Page Design, 1900–1950. New York, 2002, p. 115.