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Bauhaus

(movement, 1919-1933)

The Bauhaus (bou’hous’) school was founded in 1919 by the architect Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany. It was shut down by the Nazis in 1933. The term Bauhaus literally means: “house of construction” or “School of Building.” The ideology of the school was utopian in nature – it wanted to combine all the arts, including architecture, into an ideal unity. It had a functional approach to building which was based upon a correlation between creative design and modern industry and science.
Bauhaus

The school brought together artists, architects and designers, among them: Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Vasily Kandinsky and Paul Klee.These creative minds ignited an extraordinary conversation on the nature of art in the industrial age. They believed that the artist could no longer be satisfied with only a traditional and academic training, but that the basis of any art was to be found in handcraft. Indeed, artists and craftsmen directed classes and production together at the Bauhaus in Weimar. This was intended to remove any distinction between fine arts and applied arts. The Bauhaus style became one of the most influential currents in Modernist architecture and modern design.

Bauhaus Artists

Andreas Feininger
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Marcel Breuer
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El Lissitzky
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Otto Umbehr
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Josef Albers
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lilly Reich
November 20, 2011 / By The Artists
Johannes Itten
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Paul Citroen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Anni Albers
November 20, 2011 / By The Artists
Lyonel Feininger
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Gunta Stolzl
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Gerhard Marcks
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lucia Moholy
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Max Bill
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Florence Henri
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Oskar Schlemmer
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Walter Gropius
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Georg Muche
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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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Peter Behrens
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Paul Klee
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Wassily Kandinsky
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
T Lux Feininger
July 15, 2011 / By The Artists
Herbert Bayer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists

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