Bauhaus Archive Commemorates Hajo Rose’s 100th Anniversary with Exhibition

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BERLIN.- ‘Finally – a house made of steel and glass!’ This was the enthusiastic reaction of Hajo Rose (1910 – 1989) to the Bauhaus building in Dessau when he began his studies there in 1930. Rose promoted the methods of the Bauhaus throughout his lifetime: as a lecturer at universities in Amsterdam, Dresden and Leipzig, and also as an artist and photographer. To commemorate his 100th birthday, the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin is showing the first comprehensive retrospective of this Bauhaus designer from 15 September to 8 November 2010, with 80 works from the areas of photography and typography. Hajo Rose experimented with a wide variety of materials and techniques. The photomontage of his self-portrait combined with the Dessau Bauhaus building (ca 1930), the surrealism of his photograph ‘Seemannsbraut’ (Sailor’s Bride, 1934), and the textile print designs