das prinzip coop
Hannes Meyer und die Idee einer kollektiven Gestaltung

96 pp.
with 97 black/white illustrations
thread-sewn paperback

Leipzig June, 2015
ISBN: 9783959050098
Edition Number: 1

Width: 15 cm
Length: 20 cm

Language(s): German

Prill Vieceli Cremers

Raquel Franklin

Claudia Perren, Astrid Volpert

Hannes Meyer

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau

Edition Bauhaus 48

Cooperatives, sharing communities, co-housing — the collective is in high demand. At the end of the 1920s the Bauhaus took a keen interest in addressing questions surrounding the relationship between society and design, between individual and collaborative creation and production. The second Bauhaus director Hannes Meyer played a key role here radically orienting the school’s teaching and workshops and its planning and architecture around the idea and needs of the collective. Meyer’s concept of a collaborative design process was particularly revolutionary. This so-called co-op principle is now the subject of an exhibition at the Dessau Bauhaus running from 21 May to 4 October 2015.

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