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Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau

Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau: Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known simply as the Bauhaus, was the most influential modernist art school in the beginning of the 20th century. The Bauhaus school existed in three cities in Germany: Weimar, Dessau and Berlin. The Bauhaus was founded in Weimar in 1919 by Walter Gropius. In 1925, when further work in Weimar became impossible, the Bauhaus moved to Dessau. The City of Dessau provided money for the new school building, Walter Gropius designed the new school complex. In his design, Walter Gropius refined architectonic ideas he first put into practice in the construction of the Fagus Factory in Alfeld. In Dessau, Walter Gropius also constructed a detached house for the school director and three semi-detached houses for the Bauhaus masters. In 1932, when national socialists took over the local government in Dessau, the Bauhaus was forced to move to Berlin, it was closed under pressure from the nazi regime in 1933. The architect-directors Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe are most closely associated with the Bauhaus. The Bauhaus style became one of the most important influential currents in modern design and architecture. In the early 20th century, the Bauhaus created a revolution in art, design and architecture. The buildings of the Zollverein in Essen were constructed in the Bauhaus style. The well known Dutch art movement De Stijl (The Style) greatly influenced the Bauhaus. The Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau are part of the UNESCO World Heritage: The Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau. The Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1996. World Heritage Art: Bauhaus Revisited and Ode aan het Bauhaus

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Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau - Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau: The Bauhaus building in Dessau was designed by Walter Gropius to house the Bauhaus school. The Bauhaus...

Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau: The Bauhaus building in Dessau was designed by Walter Gropius to house the Bauhaus school. The Bauhaus was founded in Weimer in 1919 by the German architect Walter Gropius. The Bauhaus was based on the unification of craft, art and architecture. The Bauhaus embraced the idea of a total artwork, a Gesamtkunstwerk. For political reasons, the Bauhaus moved from Weimar to Dessau in 1925.

  1. Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau - Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau: The Bauhaus building in Dessau was designed by Walter Gropius to house the Bauhaus school. The Bauhaus...

    Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau: The Bauhaus building in Dessau was designed by Walter Gropius to house the Bauhaus school. The Bauhaus was founded in Weimer in 1919 by the German architect Walter Gropius. The Bauhaus was based on the unification of craft, art and architecture. The Bauhaus embraced the idea of a total artwork, a Gesamtkunstwerk. For political reasons, the Bauhaus moved from Weimar to Dessau in 1925.

  2. Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau - The Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau: The Bauhaus building in Dessau. Walter Gropius designed the buildings for the new school in Dessau in...

    The Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau: The Bauhaus building in Dessau. Walter Gropius designed the buildings for the new school in Dessau in 1925-1926, the building contained many features that later became a trademark of modern architecture, such as an asymmetrical pinwheel-plan, a steel-frame construction and glass façades. The Bauhaus existed in three cities in Germany: Weimar, Dessau and Berlin.

  3. Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau - Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau: The school building designed by Walter Gropius. The Bauhaus building became one of the most important icons of...

    Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau: The school building designed by Walter Gropius. The Bauhaus building became one of the most important icons of Modernism in the 20th century. The school building has three wings connected by bridges. The building was damaged during World War II. The Bauhaus building was declared a historic monument in 1964. The building was restored in 1975 and 1976.

  4. Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau - Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau: The Cafe-Bistro im Bauhaus, situated in the Bauhaus building. The City of Dessau provided...

    Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau: The Cafe-Bistro im Bauhaus, situated in the Bauhaus building. The City of Dessau provided money for a new school building. In 1932, when national socialists took over the local government in Dessau, the Bauhaus School was forced to move to Berlin. The Bauhaus was closed under pressure from the nazi regime in 1933. The Staatliches Bauhaus is commonly known as Das Bauhaus, the Bauhaus. 

  5. Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau - Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau: The house of Walter Gropius in the Meisterhaussiedlung. The Bauhaus masters lived with their families in the...

    Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau: The house of Walter Gropius in the Meisterhaussiedlung. The Bauhaus masters lived with their families in the Meisterhaussiedlung (Masters' Houses). Walter Gropius designed a detached house for the school director and three semi-detached houses for the Bauhaus masters. The houses were severely damaged during World War II, renovation on the preserved Masters' Houses started in 1992 and was completed in 2014.

  6. Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau - Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau: The Muche / Sclemmer House. The semi-detached houses are essentially all the same, each half of the houses shares...

    Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau: The Muche / Sclemmer House. The semi-detached houses are essentially all the same, each half of the houses shares the same floor plan, although mirrored and rotated 90 degrees, only the second floor of each house is different. The Bauhaus Masters' Houses are situated at the Ebertallee in Dessau. Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1996. 

  7. Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau - Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau: The Moholy-Nagy / Feininger House. The Masters' Houses are situated close to the Bauhaus School...

    Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau: The Moholy-Nagy / Feininger House. The Masters' Houses are situated close to the Bauhaus School building. With exception of the Muche / Schlemmer House, all the Masters' Houses are open to visitors. The most famous architect-directors and masters of the Bauhaus were Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The Bauhaus created a revolution in art, design and architecture in the early 20th century.

  8. Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau - Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau: The Kornhaus, a popular restaurant in Dessau. The Kornhaus was designed by Carl Fieger in 1929-1930 and...

    Bauhaus and its Sites in Dessau: The Kornhaus, a popular restaurant in Dessau. The Kornhaus was designed by Carl Fieger in 1929-1930 and built on the banks of the Elbe River. Carl Fieger worked as a draughtsman in the practice of Walter Gropius, he also had his own practice. Carl Fieger taught part-time in the building department of the Bauhaus and was one of the closest colleagues of Walter Gropius.