Elizabeth Otto (NHC Fellow, 2017–18)

Project Title

Haunted Bauhaus

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2017–18

Elizabeth Otto made substantial progress on her monograph Haunted Bauhaus, which is under contract with MIT Press. She also coauthored two books with Patrick Rössler: Global Bauhaus Women, which includes both an English printing (Palazzo Press, forthcoming) and German printing (Knesebeck, forthcoming), and "Bauhausmädels/Bauhaus Gals": Arndt Brandt Heymann Reichardt, an art exhibition catalog (Angermuseum, 2019). She also coedited Bauhaus Bodies (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) with Patrick Rössler and coedited (with Deborah Ascher Barnstone) Art and Resistance in Germany (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018) to which she contributed  the introduction and the chapter "Art Resists." She also worked on two additional essays: "Leni Riefenstahl's Nazi Neoclassicism: Olympia" for A Modernist Cinema, edited by Scott W. Klein and Michael Valdez Moses (Oxford University Press, 2019) and " 'The Pure Craft of It': August Sander and the Creation of the Elegant Woman" for The August Sander Project, edited by Sarah Meister and Noam Elcott (Museum of Modern Art, 2020).