Bauhaus (1548 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

Alfred D. White (University of Wales, Cardiff)
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A short-lived educational institution with few alumni and a difficult history, which never fulfilled the ambitions of its founders and directors, the Bauhaus (1919-1933) nevertheless succeeded in being at the centre of the modernist movements of the Weimar Republic and of many aspects of international modernism; leading artists and designers were proud to work there and carried the lessons of their experience in a model multidisciplinary ambiance to other countries and continents. At its purest, the Bauhaus style demands unswerving adherence to modernism in architecture, design and fine art: subordination of form to function, simplicity, use of basic geometrical figures and primary colours, …

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White, Alfred D.. "Bauhaus". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 March 2006
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