In her journal and letters, textile designer Gunta Stölzl explained the nuances of being the only woman teacher at the Bauhaus. It wasn't all dinner parties and Walter Gropius pep talks. Politics—at the school and elsewhere—undermined her work, though she did make the weaving workshop profitable. The textiles that didn’t “land in the cat basket," as Stölzl feared most of her work would, testify to her talents. In Gunta Stölzl: Bauhaus Master, excerpts from her letters are strung into a narrative, along with archival photos and images of her work.
Hatje Cantz; $45