Human – Space – Machine
Stage experiments at the Bauhaus

Edition Bauhaus 38
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau/Christian Hiller/Stephan Müller

252 pp.
with illustrations
thread-sewn paperback

Leipzig January, 2014
ISBN: 9783944669229
Edition Number: 1

Width: 23.5 cm
Length: 30 cm

Language(s): English

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Christian Hiller, Stephan Müller

Luise Bartels, Müller & Wesse

Edition Bauhaus 38

In 1921, Walter Gropius founded a theater workshop at the Bauhaus. It conducted new research and experiments on the relationship between humans and technology. The central protagonists Lothar Schreyer, Oskar Schlemmer, and László Moholoy-Nagy investigated the issues of mechanization, machine industrialization, and rationalization. They sought a new, meaningful relationship with the dynamized, increasingly technically animated environment. In their stage laboratory, they developed abstract motion studies, designed atmosphere machines, and built theater apparatus. They also organized the famous Bauhaus celebrations, where they staged themselves as a collective of »new humans«. For the first time, an exhibition and a catalog with sketches, drawings, photographs as well as films, figurines, costumes, models, and apparatus are now devoted to the experiments and concepts of the legendary Bauhaus stage.

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