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Bauhaus 1919-1928. The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Bauhaus. Bayer, Herbert & Gropius, Walter & Gropius, Ise. (editors)

New York. Museum of Modern Art. 1938
First edition of MoMA's important Bauhaus monograph, with a delightfully enigmatic inscription by Lazlo Moholy-Nagy,

Moholy Nagy's signature, written in black ink to the initial blank, reads: '... yes, they are right! /
L. Moholy Nagy / Xmas 1939.' It is followed by another inscription which reads 'To my good friend and room mate at the School of Design, Chicago / Bud Bigelow.' Presumably this copy was given by Moholy Nagy to Bud Bigelow who later passed it on.

László Moholy-Nagy opened his own school, The School of Design in Chicago, in February 1939. Its first campus was at 247 East Ontario Street. Many of the faculty and students of the New Bauhaus joined the school, which offered day and evening classes, and Saturday morning classes for children. In 1944 the school was reorganised as the Institute of Design in Chicago.

The book design's and typography is by Herbert Bayer. It includes work by all members of the Bauhaus.

Some signs of wear and minor soiling to the yellow cloth covers. Internally in good condition.
pp. 244. 4to. (255 x 195 mm). Illustrated throughout in monochrome. Original publisher's yellow cloth with titles printed in red and black.