The Bauhaus in all its facets

The Bauhaus was a lively school of ideas and a field for experimenting in the free and applied arts, design, architecture and educational methods. Here we present the phases the Bauhaus went through, the places where it based its activities, its teaching, the people behind it and their works.

Phases

The Bauhaus was only active for 14 years: as the “State Bauhaus” in Weimar, as a “school of design” in Dessau and as a private education institute in Berlin. It evolved out of the arts and crafts movement and art school reforms. Its ideas had an impact well beyond the school itself, its locations and its time.


People

The Bauhaus was the fruit of versatile input from both well-known avant-garde artists and aspiring junior masters, more than 1,250 students from 29 countries and their friends and families. In the “People” section we present the “Who’s Who” of the Bauhaus.


Magazine

What does Bauhaus mean today? Here, we publish the latest news and introduce future themes, places, institutions and opinions related to the Bauhaus.

A conversation with Michael Wollny

Jörg Steinmetz

Interview with Richard Siegal

The 100 Years Bauhaus opening festival kicks off the nationwide celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Bauhaus. Richard Siegal's work TXTORRENT is part of the programme at the Akademie der Künste.

Luis Alberto Rodriguez

Critical distance from multiple voices

In 1968, the year of student uprisings and critical appraisal of National Socialism, the retrospective “50 Years of the Bauhaus” was held in Stuttgart. Consequently, the exhibition “50 Years after ‘50 Years of the Bauhaus’ 1968” at the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart dealt with a very special Bauhaus.

WKV Archiv
Baukultur

What exactly was the Bauhaus?

During its almost fourteen years of existence, the Bauhaus revolutionised creative and artistic thinking and work worldwide. The distinguished teachers who worked here included Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Oskar Schlemmer, to name but a few.

Photo: unknown 1926, reproduction 1998. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, with the courtesy of Société Kandinsky, Paris.
Baukultur

International Modernism: France

Simply no flair for aesthetics?

Occasioned by the election of the new French President Emmanuel Macron, we turn our gaze toward France. Were the ground-breaking aesthetic ideas of the Bauhaus appreciated there during its lifetime and, if so, what influence did they have?

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