JEAN MOLITOR
bau1haus - DIE MODERNE IN DER WELT

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This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition

Jean Molitor: bau1haus

BOX FREIRAUM, Berlin, 20. June - 28. October, 2018
Haus Schulenburg, Henry van de Velde-Museum, Gera, 14. October - 22. December, 2018
Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin, 16. January - 3. March, 2019
and other venues

Hatje Cantz Verlag
Editor: Nadine Barth
Consultants: Stephan Koal, Carolina Mojto
Text: Kaija Voss

German, English
2018 . 160 pages, 100 images

”A century after the founding of the Bauhaus—probably the most popular and yet controversial art school in Weimar—its name has become a byword, as well as a myth. Entire generations have been confronted with, and socialized by, the factual, down-to-earth, and functional Bauhaus architecture. Trailblazers, allies, and heirs to modernism are united by an architectural language generally described as “Bauhaus.”

The Bauhaus legacy, which the photographer Jean Molitor has been tracking around the world since 2009, is presented here in this catalogue. In his art project bau1haus Molitor focuses on the buildings’ aesthetics. He sees them as the central element in an epoch-making movement in architecture, art, and design, which evolved from Art Nouveau/Jugendstil into modernism, and his pictures make it possible to perceive this global connection clearly.”

 

JEAN MOLITOR & KAIJA VOSS
BAUHAUS - EINE FOTOGRAFISCHE WELTREISE /
A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD

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be.bra verlag

September 2018 . 240 pages, 136 images

“Das 1919 in Weimar gegründete Bauhaus beeinflusste die Entwicklung der modernen Architektur weit über die Grenzen Deutschlands hinaus. Der Fotograf Jean Molitor reist seit fast einem Jahrzehnt rund um den Globus, um diesen Einfluss zu dokumentieren – sei es in Berlin oder Casablanca, Stuttgart oder Havanna, St. Petersburg oder Guatemala Stadt, Wien oder Bukavu im Kongo. 
Dieser Band bietet einen Überblick über die wichtigsten Architekturströmungen in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts und präsentiert über 130 beeindruckend inszenierte Fotos von zum Teil bislang unbekannten Glanzstücken der Klassischen Moderne aus aller Welt.”