Visions of the Bauhaus Books
EUR 35.00
English, 256 pages, 220 illustrations, 18 x 23 cm, softcover ISBN 978-3-7212-0992-1 Release date: 02/2019

Johannes Rinkenburger

Visions of the Bauhaus Books

Exploring Connections to Contemporary Graphic Design Practice

_ Celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus in 2019
_ Analysis of graphic design concepts of the Bauhaus books
_ Accentuating their relevance for today
_ llustrated design experiments based on concepts and methods of the book series


The 14 Bauhaus books, edited by Walter Gropius and László Moholy-Nagy, were published between 1925 and 1930. Their authors discussed design principles, practices, and science of art approaches from various perspectives. Johannes Rinkenburger examined and researched the contents and key concepts of this avant-garde series of books along with their backgrounds and context and deducts their useful application and importance to current design schools.

Based on design experiments, new links and correlations are established and methods shown that reveal and apply the legacy of Bauhaus, one of the historically most important design schools worldwide, to contemporary design. In the visual illustrations, which make up a large part of the publication, individual concepts and methods of the Bauhaus books are combined, contemplated on and implemented using today’s graphic design methods and techniques.