Vasily Kandinsky. Punkt und Linie zu Fläche. (2. ed.)München: Albert Langen, 1928 (Bauhausbücher; 9)

“The aims of the series were announced by its coeditors -Walter Gropius and Moholy- in a prospectus of 1924. According to this statement, the books were to expand the school's pedagogical range, in part by bringing the teaching of its staff to a broader public, in part by effectively expanding that staff through publication of the works of like minded thinkers (...) It might be argued that the objectives of the books were in effect conveyed by their physical presentation. The internal typography and layout of all but one of them were by Moholy [Herbert Bayer was responsible for the internal layout of no. 9], and exemplified the kind of rationalized research and applied results that were the subject of each volume. Distinguished by a predominant use of sans serif typeface, heavy rules, and bold numerals, the clean, spacious, dynamic appearance of the internal pages stood in contrast to traditional book design. For Moholy, the modern, mechanically printed book was not simply a vehicle of content but a significant form whose identity was to be registered in its design.”

Adrian Sudhalter. “Walter Gropius and László Moholy-Nagy Bauhaus book series, 1925-30”. In:  Barry Bergdoll, Leah Dickerman (eds.). Bauhaus, 1919-1933: workshops for modernity. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2009 (p. 196)

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