Visions of the Bauhaus Books: Exploring Connections to Contemporary Graphic Design Practice

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An analytical and practical adaptation of the Bauhaus books showing amazing possibilities for graphic designers today.

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 artistic approaches from various perspectives. Johannes Rinkenburger has examined and researched the contents and key concepts of this avant-garde series of books along with their backgrounds and context and elaborates their application and importance for 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.

Published by Niggli Verlag in 2019. Paperback, measures 9.3 x 7.2 x 0.7 inches, 256 pages. ISBN 9783721209921

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