Posts tagged ‘Bauhaus’

January 15, 2010

Does economic hardship increase innovation? A look at the Bauhaus

“Why does every designer start to sketch with a geometric shape? And why are circles the most popular? Just as much if not more than Gestalt theory, the Bauhaus must be responsible for these preferences and behaviors. It’s fascinating how profoundly Bauhaus shaped our contemporary visual world and the rules of what we call “design” today, in the mere 14 years of its existence.”…… follow the link to read more

Does economic hardship increase innovation? A look at the Bauhaus The Bauhaus retrospective and archives from the school—“Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity”—will be on display until January 25 at the New York MoMA. Please check out the exhibition web site—it features the original Bauhaus pieces, and has impressive information architecture.

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November 6, 2009

MoMA | Blog – Bauhaus influences

MoMA | Bauhaus: The Graphic Design Department Goes Back to School.

Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world.

Now they have launched their Blog

it’s “fab” go look and keep looking….

“Yes! Our blog, Inside/Out, has launched! Today MoMA’s Graphic Design department posts about its Bauhaus influences”


March 13, 2009

FT.com / Weekend / House & Home – Degrees of difference

“The architect Marcel Breuer probably never thought one of his seating designs would prompt a legal battle. But when furniture manufacturer Knoll spotted that a German company, Tecta, had, since 1982, been making a tubular steel stool – more precisely the B9 that Breuer designed in 1925 for the Bauhaus architecture school canteen – it took its case to a court, which eventually ruled that Tecta should hand over all the profits it had made from its version.

And yet the decision highlighted a grey area in furniture design copyright. Tecta argued that it had signed a contract with the Berlin Bauhaus Archive, based on an agreement with Breuer’s widow….”

Read more at  FT.com  –    Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2009

February 28, 2009

Bauhaus movement 90 this year.

The legendary Bauhaus movement turns 90 this year. The school was founded by a young architect, Walter Gropius, who wanted to shape products for the future and create a more just society. “We all lived together like siblings,” reported Bauhaus student Ré Soupault. Anyone who came to study at the school had already renounced their bourgeois background. Soupault, for example, accepted the need to part ways with her family as a necessary evil.

This didn’t necessarily meet with favor among the local population. To the dismay of the citizens of Weimar, “Bauhaus people of both sexes” sunbathed outside in the nude, and their “licentious intercourse” had even produced children. spiegel

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