This is the second issue of the Bauhaus magazine, published by the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. The most important architects who were involved in the construction of the state of Israel, and whose modern architecture had a decisive influence on the Bauhaus, had studied at the Dessau Bauhaus. Some of them came from Palestine to Germany specifically for their studies, others had to emigrate from Nazi Germany in the early 1930s. In Israel they worked as educators, designed the renowned Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, planned buildings for the kibbutzim, conceptualised cities, or, like Arieh Sharon, even the settlement of the entire country. This issue traces their stories and the manifold after-effects, offering new perspectives of the strong influence the Bauhaus had on the state of Israel.
We visited German-born Jews, the Jecke family, in their homes and found the Bauhaus in living rooms. We talked to the ''Israeli Obama'', the Knesset member Dov Khenin, and researched the supposed Bauhaus history of Tel Aviv – which eventually turned out to be pure fiction. Inevitably, we came across the problems of settlement policy, disputes with local architecture and a discourse on social issues. And we discovered the dazzling personality of Selman Selmanagic, a Bosnian Muslim who built a modern Bauhaus in Palestine for the Arabs - after working in the office of Jewish architect Richard Kauffmann.
The authors of the current issue include the Israeli Architect and publicist Sharon Rotbard, this year's Bauhaus fellow Zvi Efrat, architect Joachim Trezib from the University of Braunschweig, curator and art historian Gideon Ofrat, architecture historian Karin Wilhelm and artist Heidi Specker.
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- AUTHOR: Philipp Oswalt (ed.)
- TITEL: The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation's magazine . issue 2
- PUBLISHER: Spector Books, Leipzig 2011
- ISBN: 978-3-940064-29-5
- NO: 1216100319
- DETAIL: 2/2011 - _Year 1 / 152 p. / German-English
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