Spector Books Bauhaus Reader

Spector’s publishing practice is settled squarely in the intersection of art, theory, and design. Based in Leipzig Germany, it explores the possibilities offered by an active exchange between all parties involved in the book production process: artists, authors, book designers, lithographers, printers and bookbinders. The book as medium is turned into a stage, a site of encounter for productive exchange. Finding innovative approaches to the medium today calls for a well considered interplay between the content, design, and materiality of a book. This reader series focuses on individual aspects of Bauhaus design.
Bauhaus N° 12
Edited by Claudia Perren, Regina Bittner. Text by Anna Berrini, Peggy Buth, Elisa Dainese, Sascha Roesler, et al.

In 1953, a group of young architects met and proposed a radical shift away from functionalist housing as an architectural standard, instead offering the term “habitat” as a holistic view uniting housing, human beings and >>more

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ISBN 9783959054003
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Pbk, 8.5 x 11.75 in. / 188 pgs.
Pub Date: 07/13/2021 Awaiting stock

Handle with Care: Unpacking a Bulky Table
Text by Lisa Andreani, Simon Mitchel, Hanan Kataw, Roxanna Brands, Marianna Mitchell, Louise Rietvink, Gabriela Szalanska, Mara Trübenbach, Regina Bittner.

In 1936, Hungarian-born Bauhaus designer Marcel Lajos Breuer (1902-81) used cut and bent plywood to fashion a prototype of a wide, soft-edged table for the Isokon Furniture Company in London. Today a fixture of the >>more

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ISBN 9783959053556
US $15.00 CAN $21.00 TRADE
Pbk, 4 x 6 in. / 176 pgs.
Pub Date: 09/01/2020 In stock

The Art of Joining
Text by Elizabeth Andrzejewski, Regina Bittner, Phillip Denny, Ezgi Isbilen, Eva-Maria Offermann, Adam Przywara, Daniel Springer, Rhiannon Haycock, Lisi Zeininger.

The German architect Konrad Wachsmann (1901–80) played a major role in the development of industrialized building production, notably through his collaboration with Walter Gropius on a “Packaged House System” for prefabricated homes that could be >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959052849
US $15.00 CAN $24.95 TRADE
Pbk, 4.25 x 5.75 in. / 190 pgs / 7 color / 70 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/17/2019 In stock

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

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 >>more

Spector Books/Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
ISBN 9783959051224
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Pbk, 4.25 x 6 in. / 152 pgs / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017 In stock

The Bauhaus Building in Dessau
The Bauhaus building in Dessau, designed by Walter Gropius and built in 1926, is the built manifestation of a revolution in design and education. Today, it is accepted worldwide as the ultimate symbol of 'white >>more

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ISBN 9783944669267
US $15.00 CAN $21.50 TRADE
Pbk, 4.25 x 5.75 in. / 176 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 07/01/2014 Not available

Bauhaus World Heritage Site

Between 1919 and 1933, the Bauhaus revolutionized prevailing ideas about architecture and design, and the construction methods associated with them. The architecture of the Bauhaus itself was equally innovative; the buildings conceived by Walter Gropius >>more

Spector Books/Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
ISBN 9783959051545
US $14.95 CAN $21.00 TRADE
Pbk, 4.25 x 5.75 in. / 180 pgs / 23 color / 39 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 Not available

Architecture After Speculation
Spain’s speculative landscapes may be perceived as a test zone for a model of global urbanization that was introduced with neo-liberalization in the 1990s. The huge vacancy rate and the consumption of the landscape in >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959050173
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Pbk, 8 x 5.75 in. / 260 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 09/06/2016 In stock


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