staatliche bauhaus – cent pour cent 1919-2019

(Book available in French only)

David Bihanic (dir.)
Paris, Ed. T&P Publishing, 2019

2019: the bauhaus founded and directed until 1928 by the architect Walter Gropius celebrates its 100th year. More than a school, it was a ‘heart’, a ‘center’ from which ‘sprang up’ creations, projects, inventions, theories, as well as new ideas for a firmly modern life. Forced to close, its ‘flames’ will grow across the Atlantic, but also in the Soviet republics as far as Japan or India… Its pioneer ‘animators’ are among the greatest artists of the twentieth century — to mention some of the most illustrious: Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Wassily Kandinsky, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Hannes Meyer, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy. Even today, every school of Art, Architecture and/or Design (likewise those devoted to Applied Arts), whether newly established and reformed, never avoid referring to the spirit of the bauhaus.

Exploring this precious heritage, the short texts written by 35 French artists, designers and theoreticians, all researchers, take and comment. Taken together, they form a subjective and precise archive which deconstructs ‘myths’, raises questions, opens up avenues of reflexion and then allows to discover essential and every so often unusual aspects of the bauhaus period, and the years that followed. The images, sometimes rare or widely known, illustrate and occasionally contribute to form the selection of 100 entries: objects, drawings, plans and diagrams, sentences and key phrases, notes, documents and photographic traces, all of these ‘contents’ bear witness of certain key moments as well as special ways to live and think.

• Alexandre Mare, Villa Noailles, Hyères, France
• Alexandra Midal, “Haute École d’Art et de Design” (HEAD), Geneva, Swiss
• Alice Savoie, University of Reading, England; ANRT, Nancy, France
• Antonella Tufano, Paris La Villette National Higher School of Architecture, France
• Brice Genre, A+B design studio; University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France
• Building Paris (Guillaume Grall, Benoît Santiard), Graphic design studio, Paris; “École d’architecture de la ville & des territoires” in Marne-la-Vallée, France
• Catherine Chomarat, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France
• Catherine Geel, Nancy School of Art and Design; “École Normale Supérieure” in Cachan; Sciences-Po, Paris, France
• Christophe Viart, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France
• Clara Salomon, “École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts”, Paris, France
• Claire Brunet, “École Normale Supérieure” in Cachan, France
• David Bihanic, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne; “École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs”, Paris, France
• David Énon, “École supérieure d’art et de design” Tours-Angers-Le Mans, France
• Éléonore Challine, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France,
• Emanuele Quinz, University of Paris 8; “École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs”, Paris, France
• Erik Verhagen, Polytechnic University of Hauts-de-France, Valenciennes, France
• François Perrodin, Regional School of Fine Arts of Rennes; Oniris art gallery, Rennes, France
• Gwenaëlle Bertrand, Jean-Monnet University, Saint-Étienne, France,
• Jean-Louis Fréchin, Nodesign agency, Paris, France
• Jocelyne Le Boeuf, “L’École de design Nantes Atlantique”, France
• Pierre Litzler, University of Strasbourg, France
• Maxime Favard, University of Strasbourg, France
• Michel Le Belhomme, Binome art gallery, Paris, France
• officeeabc (Brice Domingues, Catherine Guiral), Graphic design studio, Paris, France
• Patricia Ribault, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
• Pierre-Damien Huygue, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France
• Philippe Million, Alain Gutharc art gallery, Paris, France
• Ruedi Baur, “École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs”, Paris, France; “Haute École d’Art et de Design” (HEAD), Geneva, Swiss; University of Strasbourg, France
• Stéphane Boudin-Lestienne, Villa Noailles, Hyères, France
• Stéphane Dupont, independent graphic designer, Paris, France
• Sophie Fétro, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France
• Thierry Chancogne, founder of editions and Ravisius Textor space, Nevers, France

14,8 x 21 cm
166 pages
22 €
ISBN: 9-78493-148055