"Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar 1919-1923" Book

Designer: Walter Gropius (German, Berlin 1883–1969 Boston, Massachusetts)

Designer: Herbert Bayer (American (born Austria), Haag 1900–1985 Montecito, California)

Date: 1923

Medium: Book-printed halftone, photographs and lithograph

Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 10 x 1 1/16 in. (24.8 x 25.4 x 2.7 cm)

Classification: Books

Credit Line: Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky Fund, 2001

Accession Number: 2001.392


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.”