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© Graphic: Irmi Maunu-Kocian, Sound: Snippet from Arnold Schönberg "Suite for piano, Op. 25“ used with kind permission of LTM Publishing Ltd. From: "Bauhaus Reviewed 1919 - 1933" on LTM Recordings

100 years of Bauhaus

Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919 – and in doing so revolutionised architecture, design and the way we think about art. What influence does this art school have today? And what should everyone know about the Bauhaus? We answer the most important questions about this year’s anniversary.

The Bauhaus strives to bring together all creative effort into one whole, to reunify all the disciplines of practical art - sculpture, painting, handicrafts, and crafts - as inseparable components of a new architecture.

Walter Gropius

The mind is like an umbrella. It’s most useful when open.

Walter Gropius

Less is more.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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The documentary of the DW

In 2019, the famous German art school celebrates its great anniversary: the Bauhaus is 100 years old. For the three-part documentary bauhausWORLD, a film team travelled the world, meeting architects, artists, urban planners, doers and dreamers. With its social ideas and design principles, the Bauhaus can still provide answers to the challenges of our time today.

DW Bauhaus Doku 1 © DW

Documentary
bauhausWORLD 1/3: Der Code - 100 Jahre Bauhaus | DW Dokumentation

The first part of bauhausWORLD, "The Code", traces the success formula of the Bauhaus. The search for the "architectural world formula" leads to faraway Japan. The forced closure of the Bauhaus in Berlin in 1933 is at the same time the starting point for the worldwide success of the German art school. 

bauhausWORLD 2/3: Der Effekt - 100 Jahre Bauhaus | DW Dokumentation © DW

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bauhausWORLD 2/3: Der Effekt - 100 Jahre Bauhaus | DW Dokumentation

After the involuntary closure of the Bauhaus in 1933, the second part of the bauhausWORLD, "The Effect", traces its worldwide influence: from Dessau via New York and the Swedish Älmhult to Ulm. Where do we encounter the Bauhaus in everyday life? Is the Bauhaus just a brand today? And: Do we even owe our overdesigned reality to the Bauhaus in the end? 

bauhausWORLD 3/3: Die Utopie - 100 Jahre Bauhaus | DW Dokumentation © DW Dokumentation

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bauhausWORLD 3/3: Die Utopie - 100 Jahre Bauhaus | DW Dokumentation

The third and final part of bauhausWORLD, "The Utopia", focuses on the influence that Bauhaus philosophy exerts on our globalized society in the 21st century. And in the end we land on Mars. Is that the solution? Or can answers to questions such as "How do we want to live in the future?", "Can design and good design improve people's lives? 

Bauhaus© Colourbox

Bauhaus in the Onleihe

Mutter, Muse und Frau Bauhaus

Mutter, Muse und Frau Bauhaus - Die Frauen um Walter Gropius

1000 Meisterwerke - Bauhaus-Meister

1000 Meisterwerke - Bauhaus-Meister

Bauhausstadt Dessau - Identitätssuche auf den Spuren der Moderne

Bauhausstadt Dessau - Identitätssuche auf den Spuren der Moderne

Zeit, Raum und Licht - Vom Bauhaustheater zur Gegenwart

Zeit, Raum und Licht - Vom Bauhaustheater zur Gegenwart

Weimarer Konzepte - Die Kunst- und Bauhochschule  1860-1995

Weimarer Konzepte - Die Kunst- und Bauhochschule 1860-1995

Gläserne Zeit - Ein Bauhaus-Roman

Gläserne Zeit - Ein Bauhaus-Roman

Meister Klee - Lehrer am Bauhaus

Meister Klee - Lehrer am Bauhaus

Jeder hier nennt mich Frau Bauhaus - Das Leben der Ise Frank

Jeder hier nennt mich Frau Bauhaus - Das Leben der Ise Frank

Paul Klee

Paul Klee

Geschichte des Design in Deutschland

Geschichte des Design in Deutschland

Die Weissenhofsiedlung - Ein gebautes Manifest der Moderne

Die Weissenhofsiedlung - Ein gebautes Manifest der Moderne

Mythos Weimar - Zwischen Geist und Macht

Mythos Weimar - Zwischen Geist und Macht

Deutschland - Erinnerungen einer Nation

Deutschland - Erinnerungen einer Nation

Max Bill - Das absolute Augenmass

Max Bill - Das absolute Augenmass

Paul Klee - Die Lebensgeschichte

Paul Klee - Die Lebensgeschichte

Kleine Kunstgeschichte Deutschlands

Kleine Kunstgeschichte Deutschlands

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