Walter Gropius was an architect born in Germany in the early twentieth century who contributed to the founding of the Bauhaus School. He lived in the United States after 1937 and taught at Harvard University, where he continued to defend the principles of Bauhaus, especially the use of functional materials
Recently, #bauhaus overtook #brutalism as one of the most popular design and architecture hashtags on Instagram. Peruse through the associated images and you’ll be met with a wild selection: soft focus Autumnal leaves in Stockholm, shocking pink hairstyles, the 1970s British goth rock band of the same name , a
German architect Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series exploring the school’s centenary, we profile the man who had the vision to make art accessible to the masses, not just a luxury of the few. Source: Walter Gropius: the ideas man who founded the
“Next to Bauhaus” by the Dessau School of Architecture is the first in a planned series of annual documentations on the research and teachings by the Faculty of Architecture, Facility Management and Spatial Information of the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. Source: Dessau School of Architecture — Next to Bauhaus
Destroyed in air raids, two masters’ houses at the Bauhaus have been “playfully” reinterpreted using modern construction methods The question of what course of action to take when a historically important design is damaged or destroyed is a fraught one, a fact that was thrown into focus by the recent
Helvetica is the name of the world’s most famous architectural typefaces. Paul Gapp a former architecture of the Chicago Tribune rather unkindly said it has, “no frills, no curlicues, no personality. It is neutral, anonymous and dull.” Helvetica, however, has grown into a global phenomenon exhibiting both corporate and cool. Part of its charm is that it is so neutral.
The third and final director Bauhaus director was one of the world’s best-known architects. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series, celebrating 100 years of the hugely influential school, we profile the modernism pioneer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe . Source: Mies van der Rohe: the modernist architect who led
via The Bauhaus Film The year 2019 marks the centennial anniversary of the Bauhaus ‘ founding. Founded by Walter Gropius in 1919, the school sought to reimagine material reality. Considered by many to be the most visionary school of early 20th-century art and design, the Bauhaus would spark a global
To continue our Bauhaus 100 series , here’s a look at 10 of the most influential pieces of furniture created by Bauhaus designers, from Marcel Breuer ‘s bicycle-inspired Wassily Chair to Josef Hartwig’s minimal chess set. Known for developing a distinctive, modern style built on the principle of simplicity, teachers
Herbert Bayer created the Bauhaus ‘ typographic identity. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series celebrating the school’s centenary, we explore how the Austrian designer’s lettering became synonymous with the school. True to form, perhaps the most mythic typeface to come out of the Bauhaus, Universal, was one that strove to be
That’s so Bauhaus, darling. Next year marks the centenary of the short-lived but oh-so-influential design school. The term is often bandied about rather carelessly, especially in the watch world – it is not only minimalism that can be traced back to the school, founded by architect and designer Walter Gropius
Swiss textiles brand ZigZagZurich produces a range of artist-designed blankets , including several influenced by Bauhaus design principles. Called Artist Wool Blankets, the colourful collection includes designs by Mexico-based artist Daniel Barreto, Swiss-born interior architect and ZigZagZurich creative director Michele Rondelli, and recent Stuttgart Academy of Fine Art graduate Sophie Probst.
Taiwan on Saturday launched a flora exposition in central Taiwan in a move aimed at boosting tourism to the island and raising its international profile. The 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition, attended by President Tsai Ing-wen, will be held at three venues for six months and is expected to host
Marcel Breuer was a Hungarian architect and industrial designer. He believed that contemporary furniture should not only be industrially manufactured but also machine finished in appearance. Breuers tubular steel chairs, marvels of cold ingenuity, gleamingly sturdy and impersonal. Breuer’s “Wassilly” chair named after the Bauhaus painter Wassily Kandinsky, is made
As curator Ann Coxon explains, it is somewhat unconventional to place a loom at the entrance of a major Tate retrospective. “It’s very surprising to have a show that is predominantly textiles at Tate Modern,” says Coxon. “We’ve shown work by Sonia Delaunay, for example, but you start with paintings