Download a ton of original journals from the Bauhaus School of Design for free

Art and design nerds, rejoice! The nice folks over at Monoskop have uploaded a whole set of aesthetically pleasing original designs from the Bauhaus School of Design for your free online perusal.

Walter Gropius (ed.), Internationale Architektur, 1925. 111 p., 23 cm.

Founded in 1919 by German architect Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus art and design movement rejected traditional and romantic notions of art and radically changed the general public’s relationship with everyday objects.

Characterised by mass production, economic sensibility and simplicity, the Bauhaus School of Design combined elements of both fine arts and design education, and aimed to provide a platform for students to explore a different side of conventional mediums, including metalworking, weaving, ceramics, carpentry, graphic printing, printing and advertising, photography, glass and wall painting, stone and wood sculpture, and theatre.

Books by Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky, Walter Gropius and Paul Klee are included in the archives, as well as key Bauhaus journals, sound recordings, Weimar symposia and documentaries.

Take a look at some of the journal artworks below:

Paul Klee, Pädagogisches Skizzenbuch, 1925. 50 p., 23 cm


L. Moholy-Nagy, Malerei, Fotografie, Film, 2nd ed., 1927. 140 p., 23 cm


J.J.P. Oud, Holländische Architektur, 1929. 107 p., 23 cm


Bauhaus: Zeitschrift für Gestaltung 3:3 (15 Jul 1929)

View more of the Monoskop Bauhaus collection over on their website.

There are a heap of other cool links on Monoskop’s website; if you’re into film photography, check out their wiki on experimental photos, if you want to read a bunch of writings on noise, you can do that, too. There’s more than enough content for everyone.

Via Open Culture.