Gropius, Walter, (Editor).
Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar, 1919-1923.
Weimar, München, Köln, Bauhausverlag / Karl Nierendorf 1923.
224, (2)pp. 147 illus., including 20 color plates, of which 9 are original color lithographs by Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, L. Hirschfeld-Mack (2), P. Keler and W. Molnár, R. Paris, K. Schmidt (2) and F. Schleifer.
24,5 x 25 cm. Original black boards.
The first book published by the Bauhaus, preceding the Bauhausbücher proper of 1925 and after; Bayer’s brilliant front cover design is fittingly proclamatory. Typography by L. Moholy-Nagy; binding design by Bayer. Texts by Gropius (“Idee und Aufbau des Staatlichen Bauhauses”), Klee, Kandinsky, Moholy-Nagy, Schlemmer and Grunow. The work was issued on the occasion of the great Weimar Bauhaus exhibition of 1923. One of 2000 German-language copies, from the edition of 2600 in all.
Very nice unrestored copy. The delicate spine is restored in many specimens offered today.