Craft Becomes Modern: The Bauhaus in the Making
Publisher: Kerber 2017 Editors: Regina Bittner and Renee Padt ISBN: 9783735603432 Format: Cloth hardback, 252pp, 300x215mm
Though conceptualized as "laboratories for industry", a great deal of handwork was still done in the workshops in Dessau. Craft functioned as a controversial cultural cipher at the Bauhaus that was dealt with in critiques, as a utopia, but also in coexistence with the culture of industry. The authors in this volume survey these controversies through the mirror of time. Contemporary design theorists and designers position themselves with respect to how topical these debates are once again today.