Lecture 100 Years of Bauhaus

Neues Bauhaus in Dessau

Wed, 07.08.2019

The University of Auckland, School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics

31 Wynyard St
1010 Auckland

Lecture Prof. Dr. Isabel Wünsche

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, one of the most influential art institutions shaping the emergence of modernist art, architecture, and design. As a design school, the Bauhaus revolutionized artistic thinking, architectural practice, and design production worldwide.

In her lecture with the title "The Bauhaus: New Approaches to Art and Design Education and Artistic Practice", Prof. Dr. Isabel Wünsche discusses some of the fundamental principles the Bauhaus established in art and design education. Particular focus is on the role of the study of materials which Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack (1893-1965) saw as a fundamental basis of modern art and design education.

Isabel Wünsche ©Isabel Wünsche Isabel Wünsche has been Professor of Art and Art History at Jacobs University Bremen since 2001. Her research interests are 19th- and 20th-century art, particularly European modernism, the historic avant-garde movements, and abstract art. Previously, she taught at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena; Scripps College, Claremont; and the University of California, Los Angeles and worked on several museum projects.