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|CELEBRATING THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS FOUNDING YEAR
The Bauhaus 1919-1933
The school was founded in Weimar, Germany in 1919, eventually moving
to Dessau in 1924, and in 1932 moved to Berlin, finally dissolving in 1933
under pressure from the Nazis. The Bauhaus Directors started with Walter
Gropius, one of the Founders of the school. Then Hannes Meyer, and
finally Mies van der Rohe became Directors.
Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe and other Bauhaus teachers moved to
the U.S. to keep the school's teaching philosophy. The Institute of Design
in Chicago brought many important architects, artists, and designers from
Europe, continuing the lasting influence of the Bauhaus in America.
|Erich Dieckmann, c. 1931, tubular nickel-plated
steel armchair with iron thread fabric
|PDNB Gallery will feature photography, print making, furniture and
decorative arts originating from the historic Bauhaus School of Design.
In collaboration with Collage 20th Century Classics the gallery will
illustrate how important this institution was to modern art and industry.
Included in this exhibition will be photographs taken by well-known
Bauhaus students and teachers: Walter Gropius, Herbert Bayer, Gertrude
Arndt, Grete Stern, and Franz Roh.
Artists producing prints, decorative arts and furniture include: Josef Albers,
Erich Dieckmann, Carl Aubock, Werner Graeff, and Marianne Brandt.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City will host a Bauhaus survey
exhibition this fall, also in conjunction with the 90th anniversary.
Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 5 - 8 PM
October 22nd 6:30pm
Edward Baum, FAIA, architect
|The original intent, or manifesto, was to pair modern industry with experimental
design. The Bauhaus integrated many of the arts disciplines: theatre,
photography,film, architecture, graphic design, textiles, and painting that
produced an avant-garde vision of how design can imprint a society.
|Herbert Bayer, Glass Eyes, c. 1928
|Hayno Focken candelabra, brass,
German, c. 1932