Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond
Transforming Education through Art, Design and Architecture
By Philip Goad
Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond: Transforming Education through Art, Architecture and Design presents an extraordinary new Australasian cultural history. Beginning in 1930, the arrival of émigré, internee, and refugee educators, exiles from Nazism, helped to transform art, architecture, and design in Australia and New Zealand. Fifteen thematic essays and twenty individual case studies, bringing to light a tremendous amount of new archival material, show how these innovators introduced Bauhaus ideas and models to a new world. As their Bauhaus model spanned art, architecture and design, this volume provides a unique cross-disciplinary, émigré history of art education in Australia and New Zealand. Coinciding with the 2019 centenary, Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond offers a remarkable and little-known chapter in the wider Bauhaus venture, which has multiple legacies and continues to inform conceptions of creativity, progressive education, and the role of art and design within society.
About the Author
Philip Goad is chair of Architecture, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and co-director of the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage at the University of Melbourne. Ann Stephen is an art historian and senior curator of the University Art Gallery and Art Collection at the University of Sydney. Andrew McNamara teaches art history at the Queensland University of Technology. Harriet Edquist is professor of Architectural History and director of RMIT Design Archives at RMIT University. Isabel Wünsche is professor of Art and Art History at Jacobs University Bremen in Germany.