How has the Bauhaus college of structure and design, Germany’s finest-identified art college, formed the world we reside in at the moment?
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The three-half documentary bauhausWORLD marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of Germany’s finest-identified art, structure and design college, the Bauhaus. Exploring the legacy of this iconic German establishment, our movie crew traveled the world, assembly architects, artists, city planners, doers and dreamers. Do the Bauhaus’s social beliefs and design Ideas nonetheless form how we reside at the moment?

new approaches to schooling and coaching, structure, portray, dance and design had been explored and developed at the Bauhaus. Its founder and director Walter Gropius attracted the main inventive figures of the period, together with Hannes Meyer, Mies van der Rohe, Lyonel Feininger, Oskar Schlemmer, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, Anni Albers, Josef Albers and Gunta Stölzl. Today, Bauhaus is taken into account the birthplace of Modernism and has develop into a byword for smooth, practical design.

Founded in Weimar in 1919, the Bauhaus college moved to Dessau in 1925 and then to Berlin, the place it was compelled to close in 1933 after Hitler seized energy. Most of its artists, architects and visionaries emigrated, fanning out and spreading the Bauhaus doctrine round the world.

Filmmaker Lydia Ranke and her staff traveled the world to make the three-half documentary bauhausWORLD. Alongside the Bauhaus websites of Weimar, Dessau and Berlin, they visited cities equivalent to Tokyo, Amman, Tel Aviv, New York, Chicago, Mexico City and Medellín, speaking to specialists from architects Norman Foster and Tatiana Bilbao to structure critic Mark Wigley, furnishings designer Yinka Ilori and designer Kasia Kucharska.

“The Code” is the first half of bauhausWORLD. The seek for the secret of Bauhaus’s enduring success leads all the solution to Japan – a journey illustrating how the compelled closure of the college that drove the motion into exile served to unfold its philosophy round the world.

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  1. I think humans dont nee chair at all, it is ceremonial thing. And Bauhaus has been for industrial design, is no such human body what would be universal, loonie thin-king, poetry. Second thing is lack of decorations, decorations usually have means, often functionalist esing is idot, nub, bored min-dead. Best in staircase, decorations stop child to drop to hall floor, killer make only stairs. Decorations also remind wisdom are philosophical, to some religious. Tell have sing songs and tell stories, teachings when they do crafts in group, family at night when you cant work outside .Hand skills are kept on by making decorations, more simple more simple is your mind. Here is contrary to craftsmanship (what has been everyone's duty at past, everybody were able to do their own bench simplest things) to industrial, modernist world where is totally handles and helpless persons who nee help in everyday life almost in everything, that EVERYTHING is is ready made. When you build your house by yourselves from wood or like in Africa from earth, you are automatically economical whit space, you dont do big or small you do what you need. Same whit furniture, you dont waste material and time for it you do practical thing what is good to use. But then when things are mass produced you start to shape humans to fit to your design not other vice, we are not all 170 cm 55kg size. Bauhaus can be inhuman if you make law from it design humans to fit industrial production. Example time changes human size, you can see at furniture that those are made much smaller persons, 200 year old chair is teen size, we cant assume that Bauhaus measures can be used at 100 years later.
    Best would be individually made designs like in past, when everybody did what they need by them selves. 3D printing / laser cutting or workshop recycling centers are future where you can go and make orders your own size. So you dont throw it away but fix it when thing gets broken because it has been made for you. then when you get old furniture or clothes you choose your size or fix them to fit. Chair can be fixed like this guy here is doing, make bigger seat or take off or increase length of the legs. We have museums for design they keep original designs there, those exist, consumers home doesn't have to LIVE uncomfortable museum, where you hurt your back and cant get sleep just because of design.

  2. Bauhaus has influenced the 20th century,,,Clean,Fresh,aesthetic I'd rather this than clutter,disorder,, Bauhaus is the magic of form and function,,Great documentary,,,

  3. Why people hate Bahaus and Modern Architecture? Because Modern Architecture is devoid of past ideologies and cultures. People are still holding on to traditions.

  4. Hi, We are your huge fans here, we would suggest that kindly add subtitles to your documentaries for more better illustration and understanding.
    Thanks a lot

  5. The real estaters in Turkey made a mark in history by building on imposible lands and as a result leading so many videos of "retaining wall collapse" yeah it is their thing.

  6. DW Documentaries the best! Bauhaus baby! One of my fav's watches is a Junkers (German brand made in Germany with Bauhaus design) and is named BAUHAUS …

  7. Can't understand all these negative comments about Bauhaus. Why waste 42 minutes of your precious time watching a documentary about something you don't like?

  8. Thanks for uploading this documentary. I love buildings and hence in a way architecture. I love bulky yet clean lines of bauhaus. It exposes some raw materials and shapes. Also very inspiring to watch selection of artists/architects

  9. The Bauhaus School. I cannot think of another fitting example of Goethe's adage, that "Music is liquid architecture; architecture is frozen music." Thanks DW!!!


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