Bauhaus: from the German, meaning ‘house of architecture’, from Bau ‘building’ + Haus ‘house’.
Oxford Living Dictionary
Bauhaus was a school of applied arts established by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919 and noted for its refined functionalist approach to architecture and industrial design. It ran courses on everything from wall painting to furniture, textile design and theatre, it was a fertile environment for cross-disciplinary innovation, run on a medieval workshop basis where 'masters' such as Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Oskar Schlemmer would develop work alongside students.
Bauhaus, in Fortenberry, D, edt. 2014, Art in time: A world history of styles and movements. London: Phaidon Press, pp. 154-155.
In 2019 Germany is celebrating 100 years of the Bauhaus, itself an indication of the ongoing influence of this school and movement.
On our shelves:
- Books on and associated with The Bauhaus.
- Morrison, Jonathan 2019, 'School that rocked the century. A new museum dedicated to the Bauhaus showcases the modernist movement's continuing influence.'The Australian, p.14
On our shelves:
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- Cook, William 2017, 'The endless influence of the Bauhaus' BBC designed, 10 November.
- Dezeen's guide to Bauhaus architecture and design
- Encyclopaedia Britannica - Bauhaus: German school of design
- History: Bauhaus
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - The Bauhaus 1919-1993
- TATE: Bauhaus
- UNESCO World Heritage Site: Bauhaus and its sites at Weimer, Dessau & Bernau
- Bauhaus building by Walter Gropius
- The Bauhaus Dessau
- National Trust for Historic Preservation: A Brief history of Bauhaus architecture
- ArchDaily: Bauhaus 100: The centenary of the Bauhaus
- The Modern House: Bauhaus centenary: we mark 100 years of the school with a look at its British legacy
- Visit Berlin:
Bauhaus an Australian connection:
- Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack (1893-1965). Hirschfeld Mack enrolled at the Weimar Bauhaus in 1919 and studied under Johannes Itten, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky, and was apprenticed to Lyonel Feininger in the print workshop. He was deported to Australia in 1940 and soon after his release from detention in 1942, was appointed to the position of art master at Geelong Grammar School. As part of the celebration for the Bauhaus centenary the Geelong Gallery is featuring some Hirschfeld Mack's work.
- Geelong Gallery - Bauhaus centenary - Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack
- Australian Dictionary of Biography: Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack
- Ayers, Ed. 2019. 'How Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack brought Bauhaus to Australia.' ABC Radio - The Arts Show , 3 April. [Available as an audio download: 13:38]
Further examples of Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack's art may be viewed at:
- Art Gallery of New South Wales: Works by Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack