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Origin of Bauhaus
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Example sentences from the Web for Bauhaus
There are very interesting letters between Walter Gropius, head of the Bauhaus, and Alfred Barr, the first director of MoMA.
In the 1930s, MoMA did a big show on the Bauhaus, and they worked very hard to say that modernism was a style.
British Dictionary definitions for Bauhaus
- a German school of architecture and applied arts founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius on experimental principles of functionalism and truth to materials. After being closed by the Nazis in 1933, its ideas were widely disseminated by its students and staff, including Kandinsky, Klee, Feininger, Moholy-Nagy, and Mies van der Rohe
- (as modifier)Bauhaus wallpaper
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Cultural definitions for Bauhaus
A German school of applied arts of the early twentieth century. Its aim was to bring people working in architecture, modern technology, and the decorative arts together to learn from one another. The school developed a style that was spare, functional, and geometric. Bauhaus designs for buildings, chairs, teapots, and many other objects are highly prized today, but when the school was active, it was generally unpopular. The Bauhaus was closed by the Nazis, but its members, including Walter Gropius, spread its teachings throughout the world.