Walter Gropius. Internationale Architektur. München: Albert Langen, 1925 (Bauhausbücher; 1)

“The Bauhaus books project was worked out by Moholy-Nagy and Gropius together in 1924. According to their original plan the series would have comprised at least fifty volumes, giving as far as possible a complete and comprehensive world outlook, 'totality' in the Bauhaus sense of the word. The comprehensive world view included biology as well as music, advertising, standardized houses constructed from metal units, optophonetics, and the latest synthetic materials (...) The publication of such a series was a typical Bauhaus idea, aiming at synthesizing the most important trends in art (...) And what is more important, the Bauhaus books were to be written by the painters, architects, etc. themselves. Neither before nor since has there been such a large-scale undertaking to publish the theories and practical achievements of the most outstanding contemporary artists.”

Krisztina Passuth. Moholy-Nagy. London: Thames and Hudson, 1985 (p. 43)

“In Germany, the Bauhaus founded and led by architect Walter Gropius, was the main agent of the modern movement in architecture and design. Gropius’s design for the school’s building, the new Bauhaus in Dessau (1925-1927), became a symbol of modern design as well as modern art education. He also was the author of Internationale Architektur (1925), the first volume of the Bauhaus book series, which presented an international survey of contemporary architecture drawn from an exhibition organized by the school in 1923. The book’s cover, designed by Farkas Molnár, is reminiscent of his Red Cube project, a design for a house that was included in the 1923 exhibition.”

Jaroslav Andel. Avant-garde page design, 1900-1950. New York: Delano Greenidge, 2002 (p. 232)

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