What do books that were never written tell us about their authors, about the book-lives they never lived?
The Bauhaus book series was started in 1925 as an ambitious project and grand marketing campaign. The big issues and questions of modernism were to be dealt with by internationally renowned authors in more than 50 publications. In the end, only 14 were published.
This publication by conceptual Berlin-based artist and curator Olaf Nicolai is dedicated to these never-published books. In three sequences, Episodes 1-3, an unpublished Bauhaus book has a conversation with an object or an idea from within the book. The slender publication is part artist's project and artist's book and features extensive color images weaving through the featured writings of Olaf Nicolai, Marian Kaiser, and Eva Wilson.
Softcover, 4 pages, 8.3 inches x 11.7 inches, Specter Books, 2017.