Publisher, Size (h x w)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA, 10.25 x 7.5", 224 pp., English
This iconic, original edition book published in conjunction with MoMA's historic 1938 exhibition is a detailed record of the programs and projects at the Bauhaus (Weimar and Dessau). 550 b/w illustrations with a preface by Alfred H. Barr, Jr., biographical notes, bibliography and index. Essays by Alexander Dorner, Herbert Bayer, Walter Gropius, Moholy-Nagy, Josef Albers, Anni Albers, etc. With the original Bulletin of the Museum of Modern Art – Vol. 5, No. 6, December, 1938 dedicated to the exhibition also designed by Herbert Bayer.
Good yellow cloth covers with heavy soiling to all sides and heavy foxing to the first few and last pages and lightly throughout. An original, very good jacket with wear, light soiling and paper loss to the corners and spine crown and heel. Now in archival mylar. The tear on the front of the jacket has been taped, rather haphazardly by a previous owner; i did not try to remove it. The stapled bulletin is good with splits at the wrappers and some paper loss. Despite these flaws, the increasingly rare, photomontage jacket designed by Herbert Bayer still looks solid. Do not hesitate to ask me any questions.