Die Bühne im Bauhaus. Bauhausbücher 4 (The Stage at the Bauhaus)
München: Albert Langen Verlag, 1924. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. 84 (4)pp. Original stiff white illustrated wraps with black lettering on cover and spine. Publisher's device on half-title. Title and facing page in Bauhaus typography and design. The book was compiled in Spring of 1924 but due to technical problems the publication was delayed (with reference to the move of the Bauhaus from Weimar to Dessau). Title illustration by Oskar Schlemmer. Typography by Moholy-Nagy.
Contains extensive contribution by Oskar Schlemmer "Human and Art Figure" with in-text illustrations and eighteen full page b/w reproductions of photographs and sketches, many of the from the famous "Triadisches Ballet." Moholy-Nagy's contributions "Theater, Circus, Cabaret," elaborates of the history of theatre, contemporary theatre design and the future of theatre: the theatre of totality, including suggestions for the realization and the necessary tools, featuring the three-fold color illustration, a sketch of a score of what he calls a "Mechanische Exzentrik (mechanical eccentricity)." The publication includes contributions from Farkas Molnár, introducing the U-shaped theater and the compartmentalization of the stage (with printed overlay tissue-guard), and contributions by Kurt Schmidt, F. W. Bogler, and Georg Teltscher, Alex. Schawinsky and a photomontage of the Bauhauskapelle. Some of the illustrations on glossy paper are reproduced in color. Table of content and publisher's announcements at rear.
Text in German. Wraps with light wear along edges, very small chips and rubbed. Some offsetting and light foxing to edges of book block, on front endpapers, title page and a few others. Wraps in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #48229