Tower of Fire, author: Johannes Itten, 1920, reconstruction by Michael Siebenbrodt, FA. Glas Kraus, Weimar and Rainer Zöllner, 1995/1996. Klassik Stiftung Weimar / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.
Tower of Fire, author: Johannes Itten, 1920, reconstruction by Michael Siebenbrodt, FA. Glas Kraus, Weimar and Rainer Zöllner, 1995/1996. Klassik Stiftung Weimar / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.

Johannes Itten, the esoterically inclined follower of the mixed-religion Mazdaznan movement, channelled his cosmological worldviews into a spiral form in the architectural sculpture 'Tower of Fire'. The predominant colours of the tower with its leaded glass sections are the primary colours of yellow, red and blue.

Literature:
Siebenbrodt, Michael (2009): A Sculptural Worldview in Colour, Light and Sound, in: Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and Klassik Stiftung Weimar (publ.): Bauhaus. A Cenceptual Model, Ostfildern, p. 63ff.