Lot 33
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Walter Gropius and others

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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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Description

  • Walter Gropius and others
  • A collection of four works relating to Bauhaus, comprising:
    i. Walter Gropius, Idee und Aufbau des Staatlichen Bauhauses Weimar, Bauhausverlag G.m.b.H., Munich, 1923
    ii. Wilhlem Ostwald, Die Farbenfibel, Verlag Unesma G.m.b.H, 1921
    iii. Dr. Walter Porstmann, Sprache und Schrift, Verlag des Vereins Deutscher Ingenieure, Berlin, 1920 
    iii. Dr. Walter Porstmann, Papier-Formate, Selbstverlag Dinorm, Berlin, 1923
GROPIUS, Walter. Idee und Aufbau des Staatlichen Bauhauses Weimar. Munich: Bauhausverlag, [1923], square 4to, original printed wrapper, offprint from Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar 1919-1923, backstrip repaired

OSTWALD, Wilhelm. Die Farbenfibel [sixth edition]. Leipzig: Verlag Unesma, 1921, 8vo, original boards with coloured paper inlay on upper cover, plates with coloured onlays



PORSTMANN, Walter. Sprache und Schrift. Berlin: Verlag des Vereins Deutscher Ingenieure, 1920, 4to, original printed paper wrappers



PORSTMANN, Walter. Die Dinformate und ihre Einführung in die Praxis. Berlin: Selbstverlag Dinorm, 1923, 8vo, original printed paper wrappers

Literature

Exh. Cat., Weil am Rhein, Vitra Design Museum and Bonn, Bundeskunsthalle, the Bauhaus: #itsalldesign, September 2015 - August 2016, i. p. 110, no. 48, ii.p. 251, no. 235 and 236, iii. p. 355, no. 352, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

Ostwald was a Nobel prize-winning chemist and, as an amateur artist, was interested in colours and pigments. He influenced artists such as Klee and Mondrian.

Porstmann, an assistant of Ostwald in the Munich institute Die Brücke, was later responsible for standardising modern paper sizes (the A formats).

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