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Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR48.97
People
Herbert Bayer, American (Haag, Austria 1900 - 1985 Santa Barbara, CA)
Title
Design for a Cinema
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1924-1925
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/225749
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Opaque watercolor, black ink and graphite with collage of cut and printed papers on off white wove paper
Dimensions
45.7 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in.)
frame: 58.7 x 74 x 2.5 cm (23 1/8 x 29 1/8 x 1 in.)
Provenance
Collection of the artist (c.1924 - 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
BR48.97
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Peter Nisbet and Emilie Norris, Busch-Reisinger Museum: History and Holdings, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1991), p. 80, ill.

Das A und O des Bauhauses : Bauhauswerbung: Schriftbilder, Drucksachen, Ausstellungsdesign, exh. cat., Bauhaus-Archiv (Berlin, Germany, 1995), p. 239, fig. no. 318

Jeannine Fiedler, ed., Bauhaus, Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft (Cologne, Germany, 2000), p. 307

Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), p. 130

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. 224, p. 175, color repr.

Elisabeth Kremer, Bauhaus Taschenbuch 19: Mobilitätsdesign für die Bauhaus Fahrradstadt, Spector Books (Leipzig, 2016), pp. 104-105, 154, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

From Werkbund to Bauhaus: Art and Design in Germany 1900-1934, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/1980 - 04/26/1980

Art of the Weimar Era, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 04/05/1982 - 05/22/1982

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

A Tribute to Walter Gropius, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 05/16/1983 - 07/01/1983

Bauhaus Utopien, Magyar Nemzeti Galeria, 03/09/1988 - 04/20/1988; Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 05/07/1988 - 06/26/1988; Kunstverein Köln, Cologne, 07/15/1988 - 09/04/1988

Modell Bauhaus, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin-Kreuzberg, 07/22/2009 - 10/04/2009

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

32Q: 1520 Art in Germany Between the Wars (Interwar and Bauhaus), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 03/06/2015

The Bauhaus and Harvard, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/08/2019 - 07/28/2019

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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