In many ways the Bauhaus lives on today. Although it was born in Germany, the Bauhaus school of design was international from its start in 1919. Some of the principal figures involved over the years were Josef Albers (German-born American artist and educator), Marcel Breuer (Hungarian-born architect and furniture designer), Lyonel Feininger (US-born painter who went to Germany when he was 16), Paul Klee (Swiss-German painter), László Moholy-Nagy (Hungarian painter and photographer), Hans Emil “Hannes” Meyer (Swiss architect), and Wassily Kandinsky (Russian painter and art theorist). Driven out of Germany by the Nazis and World War II, these people left for England, the United States, Canada, Israel, and Switzerland. But the influence of the Bauhaus on art, architecture and industrial design has been worldwide.
The Bauhaus Movement 1917-1933
The history of the Bauhaus began in 1917 in Germany when it was founded by the German architect Walter Gropius. Below is a timeline graphic illustrating the course of the movement’s history. (GRAPHIC courtesy of www.aram.co.uk.)
Bauhaus Graphic – Full Size (Click on graphic for full width.)
Also see this graphic divided into sections.
AT THE GERMAN WAY
- Walter Gropius – A full biography of the Bauhaus founder
- Mini Bios A-Z – Brief biographies of people from the German-speaking world
- Featured Biographies – More detailed bios of notable people from the German-speaking world
- Notable Women from Austria, Germany, Switzerland
- Famous Graves in Germany – Where are they buried?
ON THE WEB
- Bauhaus Online | This common site for all three Bauhaus museums (Berlin, Dessau and Weimar) also offers a good overview of the Bauhaus-related locations worldwide. (site in German and English)
- Bauhaus Dessau Foundation | The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is a center of research, teaching and experimental design. (site in German and English)
- Bauhaus Archiv Berlin | A museum and archive (site in German and English)
- The Bauhaus Archive Building | About the design and construction of the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin (in English)
- Bauhaus | Wikipedia, in English
- Bauhaus (Deutsch) | An excellent overview in German from Wikipedia
- Bauhaus Dessau (Deutsch) | About the building and the Stiftung [Foundation] Bauhaus Dessau – in German from Wikipedia
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