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Recommended Books on Bauhaus

100 Years of Bauhaus

2019 is the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus. The influence of this revolutionary art and design school can still be felt today. Among the principles of the Bauhaus were quest for simplicity and functionality and the envisaging of a new world. nai010 publishers selected some interesting books for you to discover the school’s groundbreaking ideas and the influence it had on architects, artists and designers worldwide.


Van Nelle Factory

The iconic Van Nelle factory is inextricably linked to Rotterdam’s dynamic world port. This modernist masterpiece on the bank of the Schie Canal was originally built for the processing and packaging of coffee, tea and tobacco. The neon sign on the roof still testifies to this past. 

This handy guide gives a clear explanation of details of the Van Nelle factory. It is a book for everyone who wants to know more about its origin and design and wants to discover its beauty.

ISBN 978-94-6208-395-0 | Marieke Kuipers | design: Manifesta | Engels | paperback | 13 x 23 cm | 96 pag. | illustrated (75 kleur) | in conjunction with Municipality of Rotterdam 


Brinkman & Van der Vlught

As pioneers of Nieuwe Bouwen, Brinkman & Van der Vlugt greatly impressed Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier and Richard Neutra with designs like the Van Nelle factory. This book is a contextual monograph on the firm, shedding new light on the origins of their work in a joyous International Style. 

ISBN 978-94-6208-011-9 | Joris Molenaar | design: Ad van der Kouwe | English | hardcover | 24,5 x 30 cm | 272 pages | illustrated (225 full color) | in conjunction with: Stichting De Stenen Tafel 
The Sonneveld House
The Sonneveld House in Rotterdam is one of the best preserved examples of Dutch Functionalist domestic architecture. It was built in 1933 to a design by Brinkman and Van der Vlugt.

This richly illustrated book provides the reader with a detailed insight into the design, furnishings, occupants and the restoration and refurbishment of this young monument full of chrome and colour.

ISBN 978-90-5662-197-1 | Elly Adriaansz, Barbara Laan, Joris Molenaar | design: Lex Reitsma, Bas van Vuurden | English | hardcover | 24,5 x 30 cm | 160 pages | illustrated


De Papaverhof (Dutch)

De Papaverhof in Den Haag is een van de meest baanbrekende Nederlandse woningbouwprojecten. In het internationaal bekende tuinstadwijkje uit 1921 van Jan Wils was destijds nagenoeg alles vernieuwend: van de stedenbouwkundige opzet tot en met de bouwkundige details en kunsttoepassingen. 

ISBN 978-94-6208-393-6 | Red: Stichting De Papaverhof van Jan Wils Auteurs: Marcel Teunissen, met bijdragen van Hans Janssen en Gerard van Otterloo | design: Manifesta | fotografie: Hans Veltkamp e.a. | Nederlands | hardcover | 30 x 24 cm | 128 pag. | geillustreerd (100 kleur) | met steun van: Coperatieve Woningbouwvereniging Tuinstadwijk Daal en Berg, Bouwfonds Cultuurfonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds 


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Peggy Guggenheim and Nelly van Doesburg - This richly illustrated publication tells the story of two strong and liberated art ambassadresses in a world dominated by men. It portrays their colourful private lives and focuses on their activities to promote modern art. The story of their efforts sheds a new light on the work of many artists and collectors and creates a comprehensive portrait of an era. In addition to work by Theo van Doesburg this volume includes work by Georges Vantongerloo, El Lissitzky, Constantin Brancusi, Antoine Pevsner, Fernand Léger and Piet Mondrian.

Also available in Dutch ISBN 978-94-6208-376-9
ISBN 978-94-6208-410-0 | Doris Wintgens | design: Irma Boom | English | paperback | 19,5 x 26 cm | 160 pages | illustrated (170 full color) | in conjunction with: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam & Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden