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6 Schools That Defined Their Own Architectural Styles

Instead of taking cues from popular architecture of their times, these six schools developed their own unique, influential architectural styles. by Megan Schires Architectural education has always been fundamentally influenced by whichever styles are popular at a given time, but...
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Harvard art museums “Verdure” (1950) by Herbert Bayer

Bowing to the Bauhaus when we all were Modern – The Boston Globe

The Bauhaus school proposed radical egalitarianism through design. For its centenary, a new show at Harvard suggests it had a ways to go. By Murray Whyte CAMBRIDGE — “Less is more, ” Mies van der Rohe, he of the towering, steel-ribbed black-glass boxes, once famously proclaimed,...
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Lucia Moholy, Bauhaus Masters Housing, Dessau,1925–26: Lucia Moholy and László Moholy-Nagy's Living Room, c. 1925. Gelatin silver print with gouache retouchings. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Ise Gropius. Photo: © Lucia Moholy Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo: Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

The Bauhaus’s Untold Impact on Everyday Design in America | Architectural Digest

At Harvard, a distinctive, lesser-known perspective on the style’s centennial This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus design school in Weimar, Germany, and tributes are being held globally. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Harvard Art Museums will...
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The architects and design pioneers we lost in 2018

Will Alsop, Robert Venturi, MJ Long and more – in 2018 we lost some hugely influential architects, designers and thinkers who transformed the places in which we live, work and play If there were a paradise, or a purgatory, or wherever else architects might go after they die, the...
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Torre Velasca by BBPR. 1958, Milan, Italy. (Photo: Claudio Divizia via Shutterstock)

Brutalism: What Is It and Why Is It Making a Comeback?

A look at the history of Brutalist architecture and the characteristics that made it the go-to style of the mid-20th century. We also explore Brutalism’s fall from favor and renewed appreciation. By Jessica Stewart They say that trends are circular and what’s old becomes...
Breuer is best known for his furniture, including the Wassily Chair. Image is courtesy of Knoll

Marcel Breuer: Bauhaus furniture master with a passion for architecture

Marcel Breuer is famous for tubular steel furniture, yet his real interest was architecture. We profile the Hungarian designer in our Bauhaus 100 series Jon Astbury Marcel Breuer is famous for his tubular steel furniture, yet his real interest was architecture. For our Bauhaus...
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16 events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus

Museums and galleries across the globe are hosting events, exhibitions and conferences to celebrate the Bauhaus’ centenary. Here’s our pick of the top 16. Gunseli Yalcinkaya With the Bauhaus celebrating its centenary next year, museums and galleries across the globe...
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Gunta Stölzl was one of many women who studied at the Bauhaus

“Bauhaus histories tend to be disproportionately dominated by men”

The role of female Bauhauslers in shaping the course of modern design is now being addressed says Catherine Slessor. Catherine Slessor Women are often edited out of the history of the Bauhaus, says Catherine Slessor, in this Opinion as part of our Bauhaus 100 series. But the role...
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Main illustration is by Vesa Sammalisto

Mies van der Rohe: modernist architect who led the Bauhaus to its end

For our Bauhaus 100 series, we profile modernism pioneer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the third and final director Bauhaus director. Jon Astbury The third and final director Bauhaus director was one of the world’s best-known architects. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series,...
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“Nowhere did the Bauhaus’ artistic and intellectual heritage find ground as fertile as in America” | Dezeen

Margret Kentgens-Craig The Bauhaus fundamentally changed the philosophy and methodology of design education in the United States, says Margret Kentgens-Craig author of The Bauhaus in America, in this opinion as part of our Bauhaus 100 series. The dramatic circumstances of the...
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