May 13 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2568 -

Sale 2568 - Lot 246

Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500

HERBERT BAYER (1900-1985) & LASZLO MOHOLY-NAGY (1895-1946)

STAATLICHES BAUHAUS IN WEIMAR 1915-1923. Bound volume. 1923.


9 3/4x10 inches, 24 3/4x25 1/2 cm. Bauhausverlag, Munich.
Condition A-: minor wear along spine; slight toning inside.

This is one of 2000 German-language versions, from a total edition of 2600. The last page reads: "This book was produced in an edition of 2600 copies, 2000 in German, 300 in English and 300 in Russian." This first book published by the Bauhaus came out in conjunction with the 1923 Bauhaus exhibition and highlighted the accomplishments of the school to date. Numerous plates (several lithographed) and text illustrations by M. Breuer, K. Schwerdtfeger, W. Kandinsky, H. Bayer, P. Klee, L. Moholy-Nagy (who designed the book), and many others. A & O p. 67, Modernity p. 153, Aynsley p. 87, Page Design 244, Met 2001.392, Stedelijk KNA 11672, Central European p. 212.