Thursday, 27 November 2014

Lessons from the Bauhaus

1. Johannes Itten, theorist and painter, developed the first
preliminary course taught to all students at the Bauhaus between 1919-23 2. Rudolf Lutz, Plaster Relief: Preliminary course study under Johannes Itten, 1920-21 3. Pages from Paul Klee's 'Pedagogical Sketchbook', original edition of the book first published in 1925 (the second of fourteen Bauhaus Books produced by tutors at the Bauhaus) 4. Paul Klee, Separation in the Evening, 1922 5. Gertrud Arndt, Four study sheets from Paul Klee’s course, 1923-24 6. Johannes Zabel / Lucia Moholy (Photo), Photograph of a Study in Balance: from a class taught by Moholy-Nagy, 1923-24 (László Moholy-Nagy taught the preliminary course alongside Joseph Albers from 1923-28) 7. Assessment of work from Albers’s Preliminary Course, 1928-9 (Albers taught the course from 1923-1933) 8. Arieh Sharon, Turning two dimensional sheets of paper into three dimensional forms: Preliminary course study under Joseph Albers, 1926-27 9. Joseph Albers, 'Interaction of Colour', Originally published as a series of screen prints in 1963 while a fellow at Yale (this cover of the paperback book version depicts a study employing a careful selection and use of opaque pigments to achieve an illusion of transparency)