Hannes Meyer’s Bauhaus Teaching. From Dessau to Mexico
Philipp Oswalt (Hg.)
As its second director, Hannes Meyer reinvented the educational principles of the Bauhaus as first propounded by Walter Gropius. He replaced the 1923 ideal of “Art and Technology – a New Unity”, which was now a concept in crisis, with the principle of “the needs of the people, not the need for luxury”. Among other things, Meyer cooperated with industry. The school’s teaching became project-oriented and the students realised industrial products. This book also examines the impact this teaching concept had on successor schools, such as the Ulm School of Design.
Bauwelt Fundamente Band 164
Der Band wirft einen neuen Blick auf Hannes Meyer – dem zweiten Bauhausdirektor in Dessau, der 1930 politisch aus dem Amt gedrängt wurde.
Teaching at the Bauhaus
Within the space of only 14 years, the Bauhaus – founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919 – set the course of modern design. Gropius's pedagogical approach revolutionized the traditional training in art schools.
Despite being shut down by the Nazis after just fourteen years in existence, the Bauhaus art school stands as one of the defining movements of modern history. This book introduces the school’s commitment to creative expression, cutting-edge ideas, and the combination of fine art and technology in a utopian future.