Cathedral, cover for the manifesto and programme of the Weimar State Bauhaus, author: Lyonel Feininger, April 1919. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.
Cathedral, cover for the manifesto and programme of the Weimar State Bauhaus, author: Lyonel Feininger, April 1919. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.

Feininger’s cubist woodcut, 'Cathedral', was made in 1919 for the cover of Walter Gropius’s manifesto and programme for the Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar. Here, Gropius and Feininger referred to the 'miracle of the Gothic cathedral' as a Synthesis of the art. The name 'Bauhaus' subsequently evolved as an allusion to the medieval masons’ guilds.

Literature:
Bushart, Magdalena (2009): It Began with a Misunderstanding. Feininger’s Cathedral and the Bauhaus Manifesto, in: Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model, publ. by the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Ostfildern, pp. 29ff.
Siebenbrodt, Michael (2000): Bauhaus Weimar. Entwürfe für die Zukunft, Ostfildern-Ruit.