Research: Bauhaus and Modern Architecture Bauhaus Essay

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Bauhaus was an art school in Germany that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. It operated from 1919 to 1933.

Impact The Bauhaus had a major impact on art and architecture trends in Western Europe, the United States, Canada and Israel in the decades following its demise, as many of the artists involved fled.

The Bauhaus building

-The Bauhaus originated in Weimar in 1919 as a new type of design school.
-In 1924, when further work in Weimar became impossible, the Bauhaus offered itself up to other towns.
-The Bauhaus workshops were integrated within the building’s interior design. The city of Dessau provided money for the new school building on a development site close to the train station and also for the Masters' Houses, and remained the owner of both properties.
-In his design, Walter Gropius refined architectonic ideas he first put into practice before WW I in the construction of the Fagus-Werke in Alfeld an der Leine. In Dessau as in Alfeld, the glass curtain wall suspended in front of the load-bearing framework defines the exterior of the workshop wing and openly shows the constructive elements.

-The Artist
Walter Gropius
Born in Berlin (18 May 1883 – 5 July 1969)
Was a German architect and founder of the
Bauhaus School.
One of the Pioneering masters of modern architecture

Bauhaus period (1919-1932)
Gropius career advanced in the postwar period.

In 1919, Gropius was