Abstract

This text was published as an exhibition review of 50 Years Bauhaus, the first major survey exhibition of the German art school, which traveled across Europe and North America. Her main concern is the “image” of the Bauhaus that is conveyed in this survey, which took a very loose approach to what counted as representative of the school. Moholy was the first to draw attention to the exhibition's unorthodox approaches, which many later criticized as historically inaccurate. She also discusses image-making at the Bauhaus in relation to painting, printmaking, and photography.

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Originally published as “Das Bauhaus-Bild,” Das Werk: Architektur und Kunst 55, no. 6 (1968), pp. 397–402.

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