News — Bauhaus

The Secret History of the Bauhaus

admin

Tags Art, Bauhaus, Books, Design, Erotics

The Secret History of the Bauhaus

The Bauhaus, the German art school that turns 100 this year, is best known for its minimal unadorned designs that combine clean curves and geometry and for its embrace of the technical and the commercial. (See the Barcelona chair by Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich; or the sleep MT8 lamp by William Wagenfeld and Carl Jakob Jucker.) It was the quintessential movement of rational modernism, in direct opposition to Dada and Surrealism, which also happened around the same time, respectively, in Switzerland and in France. But beneath its utilization and rigorous veneer, the Bauhaus was a fertile ground...