Issue 5 of Bauhaus looks to places of longing in European avant-garde – between Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The notion of a vanishing point was taken as a source of inspiration for this issue, an area of conversion and hideaway. Indeed, the tropics were not without influence on European modernism and incidentally, on the Bauhaus movement. Tracing the journeys many artists and designers took to Latin America, Africa and Asia, this issue reveals the interest European modernism had in these exotic cultures, and modernism's inherent promise of emancipation. Thanks to Spector Books (Leipzig).
152 pages, 29.5 x 21 cm, softcover, Spector Books (Leipzig).