Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Bauhaus Undead

Don't tell anyone, but I am a huge fan of Bauhaus and really, really good books.

English goth rock band Bauhaus will have their career chronicled in a new book. It’s called BAUHAUS UNDEAD: The Visual History and Legacy of Bauhaus, and it’s curated by original member Kevin Haskins. Haskins shared personal materials and recollections from the band’s run. The book features handmade flyers, backstage passes, photos, contracts, handwritten lyrics, a Bauhaus comic strip, and more. See the cover art, as well as images from the book, below. Find more information and updates on the book here, and read an excerpt from the “Iggy Pop” chapter here.

This is probably more nostalgia than anyone is prepared for. There was a veritable industry around Bauhaus, using their look, their philosophy, and their incredible run of albums and tours to craft an indelible goth image. This is some of the very best art that you can find from that era.

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