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At Bauhaus, photography was used to capture the vibrant creativity–and everyday lives–of its members. From October 10 to November 8, get a fascinating, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the legendary design school at the “bauhaus.photo” traveling exhibition as it makes a stop at the Museum of Craft and Design.
The show, in partnership with AIA San Francisco and the Goethe Institut and developed by the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum fur Gestaltung in Berlin, will feature 100 key reprints from the world’s largest collection of Bauhaus photography including architectural photos, product images, inventive portraits and beautifully lit still-life photos.
Using a medium that was still new at the time, the photographers experimented with extreme perspectives, tightly cropped close-ups and other stylistic techniques. Showcased in the collection are early designs by luminaries like Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Josef Albers, among others. The exhibit also includes photographs by Lucia Moholy, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and T. Lux Feininger, as well as talented yet lesser-known artists, such as Kattina Both, Irene Bayer-Hecht and Max Peiffer Watenphul, and even standout works by artists who are completely unknown.
Visitors will also see portrait, architectural and product photographs depicting life at the Bauhaus, from student workshops to performances and celebrations. Accompanying the exhibit will be a 144-page catalog, in both English and German, packed with impressive illustrations. A panel discussion will take place October 11 at MCD.