Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective reclaims the other half of Bauhaus history, yielding a new understanding of the radical experiments in art and life undertaken at the Bauhaus and the innovations that continue to resonate with viewers around the world today.
The story of the Bauhaus has usually been kept narrow, localized to its original time and place and associated with only a few famous men, such as Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, and László Moholy-Nagy.
Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective bursts the bounds of this slim history by revealing fresh Bauhaus faces: forty-five Bauhaus women unjustifiably forgotten by most history books. This book also widens the lens to reveal how the Bauhaus drew women from many parts of Europe and beyond, and how, through these cosmopolitan female designers, artists, and architects, it sent the Bauhaus message out into the world and to a global audience.
|Elizabeth Otto is a professor of modern and contemporary art history at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has published widely on gender issues in Germany’s visual culture of the 1920s and 1930s, especially at the Bauhaus. Her books include Tempo, Tempo! The Bauhaus Photomontages of Marianne Brandt and the co-edited collections Passages of Exile and The New Woman International: Representations in Photography and Film.