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Josef Albers

Gropius appointed Josef Albers as a young master before he had even qualified as a journeyman. He was in charge of the preliminary course, where he formulated a pioneering approach to art education.

Bauhaus Archiv Berlin / © unknown / © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2017
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Otto Bartning

1918 Chairman of the Arbeitsrat für Kunst Teaching Committee

Bartning worked with Walter Gropius to formulate the basic aspects of the education programme that Gropius implemented at the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar.

Bauhaus-Archive Berlin.
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Alfred Arndt

1929–1932 Bauhaus master

He came across the Bauhaus in Weimar more or less by chance – and after his first conversation with Walter Gropius he knew he would be staying. Years later Arndt took over the Building and Fitting Out department.

Photo: Gertrud Arndt, 1929
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Carl Fieger

1927–1930 Bauhaus teacher

He had travelled his path with Gropius, Behrens and Le Corbusier. For the team of architects headed by Gropius, Fieger drew plans for the Bauhaus building and the Masters’ Houses. Alongside this he taught at the Bauhaus.

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Gerhard Marcks

1919–1924 Bauhaus master

Sculpture, pottery and woodcuts were life’s blood to Marcks. As master of form he set up the pottery workshop at the Bauhaus.

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017.
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Bauhaus love stories

The Bauhaus did not only bring together art and craftsmanship, but also surprisingly many couples. On the occasion of Valentine’s Day we will have a closer look at some of the love stories at the Bauhaus.

Photo: unknown, 1928/29.
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Adolf Meyer

1920–1925 Bauhaus teacher

He was Walter Gropius’s right-hand man, his number 1 planner and a close confidant. In 1910 they had already worked together on the Fagus Factory, one of the most significant buildings in modernist architecture.

Bauhaus-Archive Berlin
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Oskar Schlemmer

1921–1929 Bauhaus master

Space Dance, Gesture Dance, Rod Dance, Triadic Ballet. Oskar Schlemmer developed his costumed, masked dancer into an “art figure” synthesising dance, costume and music.

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin.
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Mart Stam

1928–1929 Bauhaus teacher

From chairs to cities, Stam designed types for industrial and serial production. His standardised row house for the Weissenhof housing estate was a game-changer.

*Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin.
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Max Bill

1927–1928 Bauhaus student

By co-founding the Ulm School of Design, Max Bill made an exceptional contribution to upholding the Bauhaus philosophy. His Ulm stool and the Junghans clock are still considered innovative and timeless.

Bauhaus-Archive Berlin / © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2017.
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Ernst Neufert

1922–1925 construction manager for Walter Gropius

After studying at the Bauhaus and gaining experience abroad, Neufert joined the Gropius practice. In 1936 he published his “Bauentwurfslehre” (“Architects’ Data”), which is still a reference work for the profession.

Bauhaus-Archive Berlin / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.
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Hans Wittwer

1927–1929 Bauhaus teacher

Wittwer was Hannes Meyer’s right-hand man and his partner in the practice. When Meyer was appointed director of the Bauhaus, Wittwer accompanied him to Dessau to teach.

Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur an der ETH Zürich (gta-archiv7ETH Zürich) / © gta-archiv/ETH Zürich.