15 September 2012

The westside of the Bauhaus Dessau

Bauhaus was a school in Germany that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. It operated from 1919 to 1933.

The school existed in three German cities: Weimar, from 1919 to 1925; Dessau, from 1925 to 1932; Berlin, from 1932 to 1933.

The Bauhaus school was founded by architect Walter Gropius.

wikipedia Bauhaus

 Bauhaus Dessau model, 1924

Interested in creating a new form of design found at the intersection of architecture, art, industrial design, typography, graphic design, and interior design, Walter Gropius was inspired to create an institution known as the Bauhaus at Dessau [built in 1925-1926], with an emerging style that would forever influence architecture.

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I've found those beautiful photos of the westside of the Bauhaus Dessau through this flickr group,  The real Bauhaus, where you can read: I would like to see only pictures of the westside of the Bauhaus shot from nearly the same point, showing the Bauhaus in Dessau!

Six (out of 344) photos from The real Bauhaus: redundant but fascinating.

Bauhaus Dessau in 27 mins, 13 secs

Bauhaus Dessau in 60 secs

The Bauhaus style became one of the most influential currents in Modernist architecture and modern design. The Bauhaus had a profound influence upon subsequent developments in art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design and typography.

View from the south-east, students residence photographed in about 1930