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Bauhaus typography collection, 1919-1937

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Finding aid for the Bauhaus typography collection, 1919-1937
Series IV. Bauhaus artists and designers, 1919-1937 24.0 folders
This series presents examples of typography by various Bauhaus artists and designers. Best represented are Herbert Bayer, Erich Comeriner, and Joost Schmidt. Included are examples of an experimental typeface by Josef Albers, and various printed matter by Max Bill, László Moholy-Nagy, Xanti Schawinsky, and Studio Z. Also present are a book on typography by Jan Tschichold, and an undated restrike of Oskar Schlemmer's poster from 1913 advertising his gallery Neuer Kunstsalon am Neckartor in Stuttgart. Filed with this series are several prospectuses for furniture by Marcel Breuer, typographically designed by Herbert Bayer, Otto Rittweger, and Hajnal Lengyel-Pataky.
Arrangement note
Arranged alphabetically by artist.
Box Folder
2 12 Josef Albers, 1931 1.0 item
Leaflet presenting examples of Albers's typeface called Kombinationsschrift. From Bauhaus Zeitschrift für Gestaltung, no. 1, January 1931. Fleischmann, 263.
2 13-16 Herbert Bayer, 1923-1933, undated 27.0 items
2 13 Monogram and emergency money, 1923, undated 11.0 items
Envelope with Bayer's monogram, addressed to Hermann Haupt, and 11 banknotes designed by Bayer for the state of Thuringia. Fleischmann, 270-271.
2 14 Examples of letterheads, 1928-1933, undated 7.0 items
Letterheads designed by Bayer for the architects Haesler Celle, Otto Meyer Ottens (letter to Niegemann from 1 April 1930), Muzi Takehiko Mizutani, Marcel Breuer, and Walter Gropius (letter to Niegemann from 2 November 1928). Also included is Bayer's letterhead (letter to Trump from 4 December 1933 reagarding Studio Dorland). Ibid., 273-274.
2 15 Various printed matter, 1927-1931, undated 5.0 items
Printed matter designed for the 18th annual meeting of Deutscher Werkbund, a brochure presenting Bayer's typeface Bayer-Type, and an Anbaumöbel brochure designed by Bayer. Ibid., 276-279, 284.
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4* 6.1 Prospectus for the city of Dessau, 1927? 1.0 item
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2 16 Catalog of the 1930 exhibition in Paris, 1930 3.0 items
Catalog of Section allemande, the German section of the exhibition Société des artistes décorateurs organized by Deutscher Werkbund and designed by Gropius, Bayer and Moholy-Nagy, held 14 May-13 Juli 1930 at Grand Palais in Paris. Also present are a layout with printer's instructions for the front cover, and a plastic cover for the catalog. Ibid., 280-281.
2 17 Max Bill, undated 2.0 items
Two advertisements, one for a folding chair designed by R. S. Rütschi, and one for the firm Wohnbedarf Matzinger. Fleischmann, 288.
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2, 4* Marcel Breuer, 1926-1933, undated 4.0 items
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2 18 Prospectus Breuer Metallmöbel, 1928? 1.0 item (9 leaves)
Prospectus designed by Herbert Bayer. Fleischmann, 208-209.
2 19 Other prospectuses, 1926-1927 2.0 items
Prospectus Desta Stahlmöbel designed by Otto Rittweger, and four leaves for a prospectus of wooden furniture designed by Herbert Bayer. Ibid., 216-219.
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4 7 Prospectus Das neue Möbel, between 1926 and 1933 1.0 item
Folding prospectus designed by Hajnal Lengyel-Pataky. The design incorporates a photograph by Lucia Moholy. Ibid., 210-215.
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2 20-21 Erich Comeriner, undated 16.0 items
Letterhead and other printed matter for the firm Comfort Erich Comeriner, for Comeriner himself, and also for Heinrich Comeriner, Hermann Bunzel, M. Schwarz, Hans Quint and the firm Hans Quint G.m.b.H., for the architect Tödter Lüneburg, and for the magazine Film und Volk. Also present is an invitation to an exhibition in the Wiener Industriewaren-Centrale. Fleichmann, 291-294.
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2, 4* László Moholy-Nagy, 1927-1937 5.0 items
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2 22 Book cover designs and letterheads, 1927-1937 4.0 items
Advertising brochure for the magazine Metallwirtschaft; catalog of exhibition Ausstellung Walter Gropius Zeichnungen, Fotos, Modelle in der ständigen Bauwelt Musterschau, held at Kunstverein Frankfurt 6-18 June 1930; and brochure The new Bauhaus American School of Design, published in Chicago in 1937. Also present is a letterhead of Verband sozialer Baubetriebe GmbH (letter to C. van Eesteren from 21 January 1929). Fleischmann, 296, 298, 302-304.
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4* 8 Dustjacket design, 1928 1.0 item
Dustjacket for Bauen in Frankreich Bauen in Eisen Bauen in Eisenbeton by Sigfried Giedion. Ibid., 297.
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2 23 Xanti Schawinsky, 1931 1.0 item
Brochure Die öffentlichen Hafenanlagen der Stadt Magdeburg. Fleischmann, 307.
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2, 4* Oskar Schlemmer, 1925, undatad 3.0 items
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2 24 Leaflet and postcard, 1925, undated 2.0 items
A leaflet and postcard advertising the pantomime Grosse Brücken Revue. Fleischmann, 200, 310.
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4* 9 Poster, undated 1.0 item
Poster advertising exhibitions at Neuer Kunstsalon am Neckartor [Stuttgart]. Offset lithograph on paper. On sheet 57 x 31 cm. Printed on verso: "Von diesem Plakat von Oskar Schlemmer (1913, Lithographie, s. Grohmann S. 347) sind nur wenige Exemplare vorhanden. Es ist eines der allerersten der 'Moderne.' Mit Genehmingung von Frau Tut Schlemmer wurden davon zu Geschenkzwecken 600 Exemplare im Nachdruck gefertigt. Dieses Plakat hat die Nummer 187/600."
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2 25-29 Joost Schmidt, 1925-1932, undated 11.0 items
2 25 Letterhead and advertising matter, 1925-1932, undated 4.0 items
Letterhead designed by Joost Schmidt for himself (with notes and drawings), and the firms Allgemeine Häuserbau-Actien-Gesellschaft von 1872-Adolf Sommerfeld (statement regarding Niegemann dated 27 November 1928), and Junkers & Co. (letter to Niegemann dated 27 September 1929). Also present is an advertisement for the phototypesetting machine Uhertype. Fleischmann, 312, 321-322.
2 26 Cover design for the magazine Offset Buch und Werbekunst , 1926 1.0 item
Heft 7 1926. Ibid., 313.
2 27 Cover designs, 1925-1926 2.0 items
Cover for a 1925 issue of the catalog Technischer Bürobedarf, and Heft 14, 1926 issue of the magazine Die Form Zeitschrift für gestaltende Arbeit. Ibid., 314-315.
2 28 Prospectuses, 1928-1930 2.0 items
Prospectus for the city of Dessau, and for Bauhaus wallpaper manufactured by the firm Gebr. Rasch, Bramsche. Ibid., 317, 319.
2 29 Prospectus and handbook for Junkers, 1929-1931 2.0 items
Ibid., 320.
2 30 Studio Z, 1932 1.0 item
Prospectus of Studio Z in Berlin (Franz Ehrlich, Heinz Loew, Fritz Winter). Ibid., 323-324.
2 31 Jan Tschichold, 1932 1.0 item
Book Typografische Entwurfstechnik, published in 1932 by Akademischer Verlag Dr. Fritz Wedekind & Co. in Stuttgart. Ibid., 521.


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