The German Bauhaus, in its Weimar, Dessau and Berlin periods, was certainly the most important art and design school of the interwar era. Photography has been an important means of creation since the beginning of Bauhaus, like no other medium, it encapsulated its Zeitgeist. An instrument of documentation of student’s work as well as of the famous Dessau buildings and student’s everyday life, photography was first and foremost a modern form of creation for masters and students. Experimental portraits, reflections, close-ups, photo-montages, negative-prints etc. allow a discussion and understanding of those important years between the wars. The portfolio works were assembled from former „Bauhäusler“’s all over the world.
Bauhaus I was published by Rudolf Kicken Galerie, Cologne 1985. It contains ten photographs printed from the original negatives and from copy negatives under the supervision of and signed by the individual artists. It is published in a limited edition of seventy numbered copies, and thirty artist’s proofs in Roman numerals. The photographs have been printed and archivally processed by Gerd Sander, André Gelpke, Ulrich Görlich and Jan Hnizdo on Kodak Ektalure G, Portriga, and Agfa Rekord Rapid papers.