Photo by Karl Grill via The Charnel-House

Definitive proof nobody did costume parties like the Bauhaus

If you thought Bauhaus folk were good at designing coffee tables, just have a look at their costumes. By Rachel B. Doyle Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2014 and has been updated with the most recent information. Most people attribute...
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Why is Bauhaus such a big deal in design?

From Weimar to Tel Aviv, visit the monuments to this century-old revolution. By Andrew Curry That iPhone in your pocket? Your simple Ikea bookshelf? The glass box architecture of your local office park? You can thank a century-old design movement for their sleek lines and...
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Bauhaus bound: coffee table books that celebrate the school’s centenary

Publishers have spread themselves thin over the Bauhaus centenary – concrete-like, covering new ground. Everyone has found an innovative way to approach the subject, all the while republishing editions with updated introductions. It’s been a big old year for Bauhaus – here are...
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Color triangle, Vassily Kandinsky, circa 1925–1933. Graphite and gouache on paper, 12.6 inches.

Get your Bauhaus on with interactive art in the Getty’s new online exhibition

“Bauhaus: Building the New Artist” from the Getty Research Institute marks the 100th anniversary of the famed school. By Jessica Gelt This year marks the 100th anniversary of the radical German art school known as the Bauhaus, and the Getty Research Institute is...
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In 1925, the Bauhaus moved from Weimar to Dessau and into a reinforced-concrete complex formed of three buildings, connected by a bridge and a one-story wing. Photo © Yvonne Tenschert/Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

Architects Reflect on the Bauhaus at 100

RECORD speaks with leading practitioners about the impact of the Bauhaus on their lives and work. Claire Weisz Principal in Charge, WXY Architecture and Urban Design, NYC In my first year of architecture school at the University of Toronto in the 1980s, I discovered Paul Klee’s...
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Felipe Tofani The Bauhaus technique worked best in the field of graphic design, says Aaron Betsky.

What We Did Not Learn from the Bauhaus

Inside and beyond those white boxes, there are ideas for building a better world. By Aaron Betsky We are in a Bauhaus moment. The centenary of its opening has produced a raft of exhibitions, books, articles (add this one to the pile), and even a new building—a museum...
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Source Foto des Buchs Author László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946)

Opinion | What Was the Bauhaus?

The legacy of the legendary design school is both universal — and universally misunderstood. By Barry Bergdoll The Bauhaus, a design school founded a century ago this month in Germany, lasted just 14 years before the Nazis shut it down. And yet in that time it proved a magnet for...
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illustration is by Jack Bedford.

Bauhaus architecture and design from A to Z

To conclude our Bauhaus 100 series, celebrating the centenary of the hugely influential design school, we round out everything you need to know. Tom Ravenscroft A is for Anni and Josef Albers Anni and Josef Albers are the Bauhaus’ best-known couple. Both Albers’...
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100 years of Bauhaus: The short-lived school that changed design forever

Curbed spoke with 11 of today’s design leaders to assess its impact. By Jenny Xie and Diana Budds hink “Bauhaus” and what comes to mind? Geometric shapes? Primary colors? Sleek modern chairs in lobbies everywhere? All of those would be valid associations. Founded by German...
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The new museum, and a cradle designed by Peter Keler (1922) from the collection bloomimages

Weimar—birthplace of Bauhaus—opens new museum dedicated to the influential design school

On the same day, the nearby Neues Museum Weimar will open a new permanent exhibition on early Modernism Catherine Hickley The German city of Weimar earned Unesco World Heritage status for its classical past, embodied in buildings such as Goethe’s house and the Residential Palace....
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