Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond Transforming Education Through Art, Design and Architecture

Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond: Transforming Education through Art, Design and Architecture presents an extraordinary new Australasian cultural history.

Bauhaus Building Image

The west fa├žade of the Printers’ Union Offices, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1959 (detail)
Photograph: Max Dupain | Digitised: Eric Sierins | © Penelope Seidler

It is a migrant and refugee story: from 1930, the arrival of so many emigre, internee and refugee educators helped to transform art, architecture and design in Australia and New Zealand. Fifteen thematic essays and twenty individual case studies bring to light a tremendous amount of new archival material in order to show how these innovative educators, exiled from Nazism, introduced Bauhaus ideas and models to a new world.

Bauhaus Diaspora Book Cover

Book Cover
Published: MUP by Power Publications| 2019

As their Bauhaus model spanned art, architecture and design, the book provides a unique cross-disciplinary, emigre history of art education in Australia and New Zealand. It offers a remarkable and little-known chapter in the wider Bauhaus venture, which has multiple legacies and continues to inform our conceptions of progressive education, creativity and the role of art and design in the wider community.

Project Title

Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond : Transforming Education Through Art, Design and Architecture

Project Team

Prof Philip Goad (University of Melbourne)
Ann Stephen,
Andrew McNamara,
Harriet Edquist,
Isabel Wunsche

Publisher

The Miegunyah Press and Power Publications
Published : 2019

Contact

Prof Philip Goad (University of Melbourne)
p.goad@unimelb.edu.au