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AD 2011 - Lecture 26.08.

History of Architecture and the City IV

History of Architecture and the City IV
Class of August 26th, 2011

Bauhaus

AD 2011 - Lecture 26.08.

History ofArchitecture and the City IV

Foyer of the Bauhaus University, Weimar

AD 2011 - Lecture 26.08.

History of Architecture and the City IV

Bauhaus teaching
- the Bauhaus School was foundedpursuing the legacy of the „Kunstgewerbeschule“ (School of Art and Crafting) - It employed a complete aproach of teaching, adapting and evolving the principle of Hermann Muthesius, „vom Sofakissen zumStädtebau“ (from the pillow on the sofa to urban planning) - the design credo finalized and perfected the ideas begun in the 19th century, when architects began trying to overcome neoclassical design dogmas,reinterpreting Louis Sullivan's famous quote „Form follows Function“
Bauhaus-University, Weimar, Henry van de Velde

AD 2011 - Lecture 26.08.

History of Architecture and the City IV

Bauhausteaching
- at the beginning of the Bauhaus education, the students took The Vorkurs (Preliminary course) developed by the Master of Colours, Johannes Itten - teaching the basics about Material,Shape and Colour, it was designed to make the students study which was, according to Itten, the strongest way of expressing a design intention - the following years of their education, the studentsoccupied themselves with intensive studying of the different materials and their Application - at the end of the career the Main topic was building („the final goal of all artistic creation is to build!“Walter Gropius)

Bauhaus Plan of Studies

Basic Course work example on lightdark contrast

AD 2011 - Lecture 26.08.

History of Architecture and the City IV

Shape and Colour
- the studiesof shape and colour focused on basic Forms and their combination, as not to overload the designs - this helped form the design credo „less is more“ by Mies van der Rohe

Bauhaus basic forms and...
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