Exhibition opening Opening: bauhaus.photo

Members of the Bauhaus band. Unknown Photographer © Bauhaus Archiv

Thu, 06/06/2019

Peter Miller Architecture & Design Books

304 Alaskan Way S, Post Alley
98104 Seattle

100 photos from the collection of the Bauhaus Archive Berlin

We are delighted to be able to present the multifaceted aspects of photography at the Bauhaus to you and invite you to celebrate with us the opening of the exhibit on June 6, 2019, at Peter Miller Architecture & Design Books. The work will be on display until July 14, 2019. 
 
The Bauhaus, probably the most important avant-garde art school of the twentieth century, is celebrating its centenary in 2019. It was founded in Weimar in 1919 by the architect Walter Gropius, relocated to Dessau in 1925, and was closed in Berlin in 1933 under the pressure from the Nazis. 

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the influential school, the Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin/Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin is sending 100 photographs on a journey to the United States. The bauhaus.photo traveling exhibition provides a glimpse into the world’s largest collection of Bauhaus photography, comprising of more than 70,000 pictures. Photography played an important role at the Bauhaus from the start, both as amusement and in the experimental field, as well as for deliberate advertising the products manufactured there.

Under the four headings of “The Bauhaus Lives,” “Architecture and Products,” “Bauhaus Faces,” and “Peterhans Photography Course,” the exhibition provides an impressive insight into many facets of Bauhaus Photography and into the life at the Bauhaus. The exhibition presents classic works by Lucia Moholy, László Moholy-Nagy, and T. Lux Feininger, as well as images by lesser known photographers like Kattina Both, Irene Bayer, and Max Peiffer Watenphul.
 
This event is part of the Pioneer Square Art Walk and open to the public. At 6:30 pm, Dr. Astrid Bähr, research associate at the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, will give a talk about the exhibit and Bauhaus photography. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

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