In 1908 Peter Behrens recruited the young Walter Gropius in his architect's office - but threw him out again in 1910. Gestalt und Hinterhalt [Form and Attack] places a tongue-in-cheek focus on relationships among artists that revolved around the Bauhaus and Darmstadt's artists' colony Mathildenhoehe, Germany. We gain insights into the numerous love affairs of Alma Mahler, and follow Herbert Bayer, who set off from Darmstadt to Weimar, and soon toppled Walter Gropius's second marriage. This book narrates the story of Bauhaus in a way never told before - through not only the successes and talents of those involved, but also through their failures and failings. Text in German.