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Desk in Exile

A Bauhaus Object Traversing Different Modernities

Text by Leah Hsiao, Aleksandra Kedziorek, Thomas Lehner, Joana Pardal, Achim Reese, Madelaine Sillfors, Stefania Strouza, Lia Tostes, Regina Bittner.

How can a heavy cherry wood desk tell a story of exile and migration? Walter Gropius’ writing desk was designed as part of a collective furniture ensemble for the 1923 Bauhaus exhibition in Weimar.

When the Bauhaus moved to Dessau, the desk moved with it, landing in the director’s office, where it was used as a demonstration of a vision of a modern office culture. The desk took up residence temporarily in the Lawn Road Flats in London before following Gropius to Lincoln, Massachusetts, in 1938. It has remained in Lincoln since then and is currently in the Gropius family’s private home.

An index of the changing fortunes of the Bauhaus, Gropius’ desk itself becomes an actor in a complex history of changing locations and social environments. Desk in Exile traces the trajectory of this uniquely weighted object, offering a model of an object-based history of exile. Part of Spector Books’ series of readers on individual aspects of Bauhaus design, this volume comes out of the research and curatorial work carried out by the Bauhaus Lab 2016.


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The Glass of the Architects

THE GLASS OF THE ARCHITECTS

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857232447 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 2/21/2017
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The Sketchbooks of Jocelyn Herbert

THE SKETCHBOOKS OF JOCELYN HERBERT

Text by Stephen Farthing.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781907533075 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 12/1/2011
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Jasper Morrison: A Book of Things

JASPER MORRISON: A BOOK OF THINGS

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784631 | US $59.00

Pub Date: 6/26/2015
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Jasper Morrison: The Hard Life

JASPER MORRISON: THE HARD LIFE

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785140 | US $49.00

Pub Date: 5/22/2017
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New York City Transit Authority: Objects

NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY: OBJECTS

Introduction by Eric Greene. Photographs and text by Brian Kelley.

STANDARDS MANUAL

ISBN: 9780692902554 | US $49.00

Pub Date: 10/24/2017
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R & Company: 20 Years of Discovery

R & COMPANY: 20 YEARS OF DISCOVERY

Foreword by Evan Snyderman. Text by Glenn Adamson, Zesty Meyers, Dung Ngo, Dan Rubinstein, Pilar Viladas, James Zemaitis.

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862085816 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 3/27/2018
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Philippe Starck: Secret Drawings

PHILIPPE STARCK: SECRET DRAWINGS

Text by Marie-Ange Brayer.

TURNER

ISBN: 9788416714551 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 4/24/2018
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Silla Mexicana

SILLA MEXICANA

Foreword by Jorge Rivas. Text by Ana Elena Mallet.

ARQUINE / SECRETARíA DE CULTURA

ISBN: 9786079489250 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 3/27/2018
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Pure Gold: Upcycled! Upgraded!

PURE GOLD: UPCYCLED! UPGRADED!

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959051729 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 2/27/2018
Forthcoming


Osvaldo Borsani: 1911–1985

OSVALDO BORSANI: 1911–1985

Edited with text by Giampiero Bosoni. Text by Fulvio Irace, Daniel Sherer, Chiara Lecce, Norman Foster.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857236711 | US $105.00

Pub Date: 4/24/2018
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BMW Group: The Next 100

BMW GROUP: THE NEXT 100

Text by Adriano Sack.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775742221 | US $150.00

Pub Date: 4/25/2017
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Diez Office: Full House

DIEZ OFFICE: FULL HOUSE

Edited by Sandra Hofmeister, Petra Hesse. Text by Sandra Hofmeister, Stefan Diez, et al.

KOENIG BOOKS

ISBN: 9783960980728 | US $49.95

Pub Date: 5/23/2017
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