Andor Weininger (1899–1986) was an important student and associate of the Bauhaus, the inﬂuential German art and design school whose dates coincided with those of the Weimar Republic, 1919 to 1933. Weininger’s stage designs were essential contributions to the famous theater experiments at the Bauhaus and he was a central ﬁgure in the legendary Bauhaus Band. His paintings ranged from geometric abstraction to surrealism, and with his wife, Eva, he designed innovative lamps and furniture.
This book presents thirty-four works by Weininger that were Eva’s 1996 gift to the Busch-Reisinger Museum. The full-color reproductions, in an annotated checklist, are preceded by a chronology of Weininger’s life, and writings by and about the artist. Included are Eva’s reminiscences of the couple’s life in Weimar and Dessau, from an interview with Emilie Norris, and three of Weininger’s essays, “Bauhaus and Stĳl,” “The ‘Fun Department’ of the Bauhaus,” and “Course of Development.” T. Lux Feininger contributes a lively ﬁrsthand description of the Bauhaus Band, and Peter Nisbet analyzes “The Stages of Weininger”—both his development as an artist and the concern with performance space reﬂected in his works.
Peter Nisbet is Daimler-Benz Curator of the Harvard Art Museum/Busch-Reisinger Museum.