Visions of the bauhaus books
«Visions of the Bauhaus Books – Exploring Connections to Contemporary Graphic Design Practice» explores the contents of the Bauhaus Books (1925-1930) as well as their origins and contexts, determines their interactions with contemporary design trends, and furthermore explores aesthetics, techniques, and methods of contemporary graphic design.
The three most important paradigms of the Bauhaus Books are also core paradigms of contemporary graphic design, which is why they are used as a basis for a series of graphic experiments.
In order to visualize these core paradigms, individual concepts and methods of the Bauhaus Books are combined with each other, taken further and implemented with today's means and techniques of graphic design. Techniques and methods that are originally or not significantly associated with the traditional field of graphic design are discovered for this discipline.
Meanwhile, connections are constantly being made between the conducted experiments and the Bauhaus Books. By linking history with the present, the question of the extent to which the Bauhaus Books influence contemporary graphic design is answered.
Exemplary for the entire work is the experiment "Chroma Key Feedback", which combines the technique of chroma keying (mainly known from TV productions) with an optical feedback and thus creates an abstract, digital imagery, which is significantly influenced by organically growing fractals.
In eleven experimental complexes, various experimental tools, procedures and visualization techniques are developed, which are used in a book publication, an exhibition, a T-shirt collection and a website. Many thanks to Prof. Markus Weisbeck and Prof. Jan Willmann for supporting this project.
Johannes Rinkenburger:Visions of the Bauhaus Books – Exploring Connections to Contemporary Graphic Design Practice
Publisher: NiggliLanguage: EnglishPages: 256Illustrations: 220Size: 18 x 23 cmBook type: SoftcoverISBN: 978-3-7212-0992-1
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Individual experiments of this project:Chroma Key FeedbackKandinsky Vision
VISIONS OF THE BAUHAUS BOOKS MICROSITE