Forty five key women of the Bauhaus movement.
Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective reclaims the other half of Bauhaus history, yielding a new understanding of the radical experiments in art and life undertaken at the Bauhaus and the innovations that continue to resonate with viewers around the world today.
The story of the Bauhaus has usually been kept narrow, localized to its original time and place and associated with only a few famous men such as Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, and László Moholy-Nagy.
Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective bursts the bounds of this slim history by revealing fresh Bauhaus faces: Forty-five Bauhaus women unjustifiably forgotten by most history books. This book also widens the lens to reveal how the Bauhaus drew women from many parts of Europe and beyond, and how, through these cosmopolitan female designers, artists, and architects, it sent the Bauhaus message out into the world and to a global audience.
About the Authors
Elizabeth Otto is a professor of modern and contemporary art history at The State University of New York at Buffalo. She has published widely on gender issues in Germany's visual culture of the 1920s and 1930s, especially at the Bauhaus. Her books include Tempo, Tempo! The Bauhaus Photomontages of Marianne Brandt and the co-edited collections Passages of Exile and The New Woman International: Representations in Photography and Film.
Patrick Russler is a professor of communications and empirical research methods at the University of Erfurt, Germany. His books and exhibitions include The Bauhaus at the Newsstand, Herbert Bayer: Die Berliner Jahre. Werbegrafik 1928-1938 (Herbert Bayer: The Berlin Years, Graphic Design in Advertising 1928-1938), The Bauhaus and Public Relations: Communication in a Permanent State of Crisis, and Iconic Magazines: Highlights of the German Popular Press 1918-1945.