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Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective

Edited by Elizabeth Otto (NHC Fellow, 2017–18) and Patrick Rössler

Art History; Artists; Bauhaus; Design; Modernism; Women's History

London: Herbert Press, 2019

From the publisher’s description:

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. Moving chronologically from the first women to enter the school to those who helped lead it through its last days in 1933, 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.

Art / Gender and Sexuality / Art History / Artists / Bauhaus / Design / Modernism / Women's History /

Otto, Elizabeth (NHC Fellow, 2017–18), ed. Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective. Edited by Elizabeth Otto and Patrick Rössler. London: Herbert Press, 2019.