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What is Bauhaus?

 , June 09, 2016
Bauhaus was an art school that operated in Germany from 1919 to 1933 that had a profound impact on modern architecture, particularly the idea that architecture is an organizational task that has nothing to do with aesthetics.

Influence and Style

Bauhaus sought a unification of industrial arts, crafts and architecture under the basic philosophy that form follows function and less is more. This tended to produce inexpensive and plain designs centered around usability.
The Bauhaus school was shutdown by the Nazis in 1933 who viewed it as a communist element. The instructors and students fled the country to locations all over the world. This partially explains the influence the school achieved over post WWII architecture.
Overview: Bauhaus
TypeArchitectural Styles
DefinitionAn architectural style that emerged in the 1920s and 1930s in Germany centered around the philosophy that architecture is an organizational task that has nothing to do with aesthetics.
PhilosophyForm follows function
Less is more
Inexpensive, usable designs
Unification of industrial arts, crafts and architecture
InfluenceBauhaus had a major influence on a 1930s movement known as International Style that's considered the basis for modern architecture.
Criticism The primary criticisms of Bauhaus, and modern architecture in general, are that they tend to be boring, overly logical and drab.
Related ConceptsForm Follows Function
Modern Architecture
Less Is More

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