When I first opened this, I couldn't believe I only paid 10 doll-hairs for this elegantly designed Hardbound Coffee Table book on The History of Bauhaus. I never expected the book to be as big, full of photos, or as gorgeous as it really is. Large print text by art historian Magdalena Droste. Beautiful Black & White and Color reproductions (some full page) of the art, design, textiles, interiors, metal work, furniture, theatre, workshops, buildings, and architecture of the Bauhaus School (1913-1933). I have only skimmed over the writing which seems to provide an adequate, and at times, detailed overview of the Bauhaus. The binding appears to be good, but I would suggest you handle it with care. How this is being published for so little is beyond me. Taschen seems to have made quite a splash in the world of publishing with their affordable 25th Anniversary Archive Series.
1. On the Origins of the Bauhaus.
2. Weimar Bauhaus-Expressionist Bauhaus.
3. Art and Technology-A New Unity.
4. Dessau Bauhaus: Institute of Design.
5. Hannes Meyer: Necessities, not Luxuries.
6. Mies van der Rohe: The Bauhaus Becomes a School of Architecture.
7. Appendix. (Which includes a nice list of Photo Biographies of the major players.)
I have not included Sub-chapters within the individual Chapter headings. (Look inside the book for these.) There is no Index.
A wonderful and affordable book that belongs in every designer and artist's library, about a school of principles, design, and aesthetics that are still influential in the world of contemporary art and design.
Nice Work TASCHEN! I'm very pleased.