Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR48.94
People
Herbert Bayer, American (Haag, Austria 1900 - 1985 Santa Barbara, CA)
Title
Research in Development of Universal Type
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1927
Culture
German
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink and gouache on cream wove paper
Dimensions
37.5 x 60.4 cm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: l.l., graphite, German, in artist's hand: abbildung 1. alfabet. g und k ist noch als unfertig zu betrachten
  • inscription: l.r., graphite, German, in artist's hand: beispiel eines zeichnens in grösserem massta[b] präcise optische wirkung.
Provenance
Herbert Bayer (1927-1948) gift; to the Busch-Reisinger Museum.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of the artist
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
1948
Object Number
BR48.94
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.
Publication History

Leah Dickerman and Barry Bergdoll, Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, exh. cat., ed. David Frankel, Museum of Modern Art, New York (New York, 2009), cat. no. 258, p. 200, color repr. p. 201

L'Esprit du Bauhaus, exh. cat., Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris and Foundation d'entreprise Hermès (Paris, 2016), p. 140, fig. 5, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

Bauhaus Art and Design, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 06/07/1982 - 10/30/1982

Bauhaus: Dessau-Chicago-New York, Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, 08/12/2000 - 11/12/2000

Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 11/08/2009 - 01/25/2010

Bauhaus: Art as Life, Barbican Centre, London, 05/03/2012 - 08/12/2012

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art at am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu