Bauhaus: 1919 - 1933: Workshops for Modernity art and design book


Left: 150: “Werbefotogramm (advertising photogram) for the Goerz photochemical company”, 1925 by László Moholy-Nagy; 151: “Werbefotogramm (advertising photogram) for the Goerz photochemical company”, 1925 by László Moholy-Nagy; Right: 152: “K VII”, 1922 by László Moholy-Nagy; 153: “A XI”, 1923 by László Moholy-Nagy from Bauhaus 1919 – 1933: Workshops for Modernity by Barry BergdollLeah DickermanBenjamin BuchlohBrigid DohertyHal FosterCharles HaxthausenAndreas HuyssenMichael JenningsJuliet KinchinEllen LuptonChristine MehringDetlef MertinsMarco De MichelisPeter NisbetMonty ParetAlex PottsFrederic SchwarzT’ai Smith, and edited by Adrian Sudhalter (pages 136–137).

“Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life…”   

— Walter Gropius, architect, educator, and director of the Bauhaus from 1919 to 1928

The Bauhaus, a pioneering institution of modern design, architecture, and craft, was founded on April 12, 1919. 102 years ago today. The school has long inspired Natalie’s design philosophies and style choices at Alabama Chanin. In honor of this anniversary, this week we share a history of the school, posts from The Journal archives, and resources that show how the Bauhaus ethos is still alive and well in the world today.  

”Bauhaus Collection” on The Journal 

“How Bauhaus Redefined What Design Could Do for Society” 

“Bauhaus Everywhere, Traces of a Design School in Everyday Life” 

”On Design: The School of Bauhaus + Creative Process”, from The Journal 

“The Bauhaus, 1919–1933”, from The Met Museum  

“The Bauhaus and the World” 

”Inspiration: Arts and Crafts Movement and the Bauhaus”, from The Journal 

“Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau” as UNESCO World Heritage Sites 

“Bauhaus: The School of Modernism” 

Inspirations and Bauhaus alumni Anni and Josef Albers 

“10 Contemporary Designers and Artists on Why the Bauhaus Matters” 

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