Catalog, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and leaflets with three handwritten manuscripts for lectures and articles from the collection of Yoshihisa Miyauchi, architecture critic and editor for various Japanese magazines and publishers, concerning the remarkable exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Bauhaus, curated for the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. The traveling exhibition "50 years Bauhaus" was organized by Herbert Bayer, Ludwig Grote, Dieter Hönisch, and Hans Maria Wingler and shown around the world from 1968-1971 starting with the Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart. From there the exhibition traveled to the Royal Academy of Arts, London, Stedlijk Museum, Amsterdam, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Art Museum, Pasadena, and finally to the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. The venue in Tokyo with it's architectural design and its historical ties to the Bauhaus "practically breathes the spirit of the Bauhaus" as Franz Krapf, the German ambassador, put it at the opening of the Tokyo exhibition.1. Catalog for the exhibition "Bauhaus 50 Years" at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, February 6 - March 21, 1971. Tokyo. Kodansha, 1971. First edition. Square Octavo. 24pp. Original illustrated blue wraps with white lettering on cover. There was no extensive Japanese catalog for the comprehensive 50th anniversary exhibition of the Bauhaus in the Tokyo museum that hosted the first major Bauhaus exhibition in Japan in 1954. The studies and activities of the Japanese students at the Bauhaus received little attention but they were instrumental in promoting the Bauhaus in Japan. Bauhaus methodology was adopted by several Japanese schools including the Jiyu Gakuen School and the New Bauhaus, founded in 1932 in Tokyo. One of the outstanding Japanese students at the Bauhaus was Yamawaki Iwao who, after returning to Japan in 1932, created the famous photo-collage "Der Schlag gegen das Bauhaus (The blow against the Bauhaus)."The traveling exhibition of some 2,000 objects, including Bauhaus-trained and inspired Japanese architects, organized by the Federal Government of Germany presented all disciplines taught at the Bauhaus, architecture, painting, sculpture, design, typography, theater, photography, and crafts. Illustrated with a selection of 42 exquisite b/w photographs. Text in Japanese, intros in Japanese, English and German. Light wear along edges, minor rubbing and light foxing on covers. 2. Newsletter No. 195, March 1971, of National Museum of Modern Arts Tokyo. Issue featuring Bauhaus exhibit vol. 1. Large Octavo. 8pp. Illustrated white wraps with black lettering on cover. In-text b/w photographs of venues and artwork. Text in Japanese. Issue with moderate foxing, horizontal folding crease and two punch holes. Warps and interior in overall good- condition. 3. Newsletter No. 196, March 1971, of National Museum of Modern Arts Tokyo. Issue featuring Bauhaus exhibit vol. 2. Large Octavo. 8pp. Photo-illustrated white wraps with black lettering on cover. In-text b/w photographs of venues and artwork. Text in Japanese. Issue with light to moderate foxing, mostly along margins, two punch holes. 4. Printed leaflet of 1971 Bauhaus exhibition (10 x 7 1/4"). Yellow paper with b/w reproductions of photographs of artwork and green and black lettering. Versos blank. Horizontal folding creases with small crease in upper left corner of one of the leaflets. Otherwise both in very good condition. 5. Printed leaflet of a lecture at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo entitled "About the Bauhaus." Yellow paper with black lettering. Verso blank. Red underlining of one printed line. Horizontal folding crease. Otherwise in very good condition. 6. Drafts of lectures by Yoshihisa Miyauchi for an art course at the National Museum of Modern Arts, Tokyo, entitle "About the Bauhaus." One original handwritten draft of 3 pages with a set of co. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: "Bauhaus 50 Years" - Publications and ...
Publication Date: 1971
Book Condition: g to vg
Edition: First edition.
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