Bauhaus No.7: Collective
Publisher: Spector Books ISBN: 9783959050586 Format: Softcover, 152pp, 295x210 mm
As of 2015 the Bauhaus journal will be published once a year, with that year’s selected topic as the central feature of the issue. The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is devoting its 2015 edition of the magazine to the “collective” and thus focuses on individualists, unorthodox thinkers, and solo artists.
In the 1920s the Bauhäusler – a group that includes not only teachers and students but also friends of the school – saw themselves as members of a creative collective devoted to learning, working, and experimentation. They not only designed the products and visions of a new life but also tested them using their own models. The tenor and context of the collective concept changed several times in the fourteen years of the Bauhaus’ existence: from the romantic notion of a cloistered community with an elitist vision via a model of cooperative collectivism to liberal ideas of team collaboration and networking.