By László Moholy-Nagy, Walter Gropius, Oskar Schlemmer, Farkas Molnar
Conceal artwork is for a more recent printing.
table of contents:
Walter Gropius - Introduction
Oskar Schlemmer - guy and paintings Figure
Laslo Moholy-Nagy - Theater, Circus, Variety
Farkas Molnar - U-Theater
Oskar Schlemmer - Theater (Bühne)
um. no longer precisely "required" interpreting. yet, as continually, recommend.
many b/w plates
The Bauhaus circulation was once one in all this century's such a lot bold experiments in arts schooling, and its impact on structure, layout, and the visible arts is widely known. lots of its most vital rules are printed in Bauhaus writings approximately theatrical functionality and function areas. initially released in Germany in 1925--at the peak of the Bauhaus movement's influence--The Theater of the Bauhaus collects writings from the various movement's most crucial figures and describes a theater stripped of historical past, moralism, surroundings, and, for that subject, narrative itself. The Bauhaus workforce believed conventional theater to be little greater than a motor vehicle for propaganda, with its "peep convey stage" isolating spectators from performers. They rejected to boot the theater of ridicule and satire practiced via the Dadaists and Expressionists.
In position of either conventional drama and the avant-garde that lampooned it, Oskar Schlemmer and his Bauhaus affiliates created an summary theater of flow, colour, gentle, shape, and soundlanguage will be additional later, as soon as the level have been purged of its "literary encumbrance." They believed that humanity's crucial nature--freed from heritage, culture, type, and nationality--would locate expression in theatrical works that integrated pantomime, mask, dance, and acrobatics.