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BAUHAUS AND AMERICA
Exper­i­ments in Light and Move­ment
BAUHAUS UND AMERIKA
Exper­i­mente in Licht und Bewe­gung

Museum Edi­tion

The cor­res­pond­ent exhib­i­tion by LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kul­tur tran­scends bor­ders. It inten­tion­ally focuses on artists who, after the Bauhaus was closed in 1933, emig­rated to Amer­ica to carry for­ward their ideas there. Start­ing with the Bauhaus stage as an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary labor­at­ory for exper­i­ments in light and move­ment, the diverse con­tro­ver­sies in this field are examined for the first time. Ran­ging from light and kin­et­ic art to exper­i­ment­al film and dance and per­form­ance art, this epoch­span­ning exhib­i­tion shows the far-reach­ing influ­ence of these inter­ac­tions. The exhib­i­tion provides an insight into the exper­i­ment­al work of more than 50 artists.

Please note that the Ker­ber Verlag’s edi­tions are provided with a dif­fer­ent cov­er design.

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100 Years of the Bauhaus: On the occa­sion of the anniversary, the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kul­tur in Mün­ster is present­ing the exhib­i­tion Bauhaus and Amer­ica. Start­ing from the sig­ni­fic­ance of the Bauhaus and, in par­tic­u­lar, the Bauhaus stage as an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary labor­at­ory for exper­i­ments with light and move­ment, the diverse artist­ic exam­in­a­tions of light and movement—from light and kin­et­ic art, to exper­i­ment­al film, to dance and per­form­ance art—by former Bauhaus mem­bers and Amer­ic­ans are addressed for the first time. The accom­pa­ny­ing pub­lic­a­tion doc­u­ments these fas­cin­at­ing exam­in­a­tions and provides in-depth insight into art life in Amer­ica as influ­enced by the Bauhaus after 1945.

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The Typography (museum edition)

For the logo­type bauhaus Ver­ena Ger­lach developed her very own inter­pret­a­tion of Josef Albers’ (widely fea­tuted through­out the exhib­i­tion and the cata­logue) Kom­bin­a­tionss­chrift (com­bin­a­tion typeface). For this sten­cil inspired logo­type, only the shapes of the “s” got change to a more inter­na­tion­al, con­tem­por­ary look.
The word AMERICA/AMERIKA is an adapt­a­tion of Chris­ti­an Schwartz’ Gior­gio. The dif­fer­ent heights of the single let­ters, set in cap­it­als, are illus­trat­ing the sky­line of an US met­ro­pol­is.

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Through­out the book, all texts are set in Graph­ik by Com­mer­cial Type.
The run­ning titles are used as chapter/essay/author marks, as well as cap­tions.

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My regards go to the great cur­at­ors Kristin Bar­tels and Tanja Pirsig-Mar­shall (LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kul­tur).
A big THANK YOU to Ilka Back­meister-Col­lacott, and to Kris­toph Ker­ber, Jens Bart­neck and Polina Bazir (Ker­ber Ver­lag).

Ker­ber Ver­lag
Edit­or:
LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kul­tur, West­fäl­isches Landes­mu­seum, Mün­ster
Text by
Her­mann Arnhold, Kristin Bar­tels, Tor­sten Blume, Ulrike Gärt­ner, Andreas Hap­ke­mey­er, Julie Jones, Gail Kirk­patrick, Már­ton Orosz, Tanja Pirsig-Mar­shall, Jeanette Redensek, Eline van Dijk, Peter Wei­bel

Novem­ber 2018

ISBN 978–3‑7356–0511‑5

24,00 x 30,00 cm
272 Pages
185 colored and 124 b/w illus­tra­tions
Soft­cov­er
Lan­guages: Eng­lish and Ger­man (each edi­tion)