What is the Bauhaus? Google celebrates 100 years of the German design movement
The Google doodle team celebrated its 100th anniversary of German Bauhaus art and thought with homage respect that reflected its iconic contribution to modern architecture and design.
Staatliches Bauhaus, “a school for art and school of thought,” was founded by architect Walter Gropius in April 1919 in Weimar, Germany, according to the Google blog. The school itself was only active for 14 years and had three campuses throughout the country, first in Weimar, then Dessau, and finally in Berlin, where Nazi oppression caused its destruction.
Its name is taken by reversing the German word “Hausbau” or “building a house,” a true depiction of the school’s dedication to architecture as “the matrix of art,” as reported by the Brittanica Encyclopedia.
The design school produces one of the most influential movements in modern art and architecture, a minimalist industrial style that prefers form and function rather than decoration.
“The world only draws and paints fortune tellers and applied artists must eventually become a constructive world,” Gropius wrote in a 1919 manifesto where he pushed “back to the workshop.” starting his career, as in the past, by studying commerce, unproductive ‘artists’ will no longer be condemned to imperfect art practices because his expertise is now retained in expertise, where he can achieve excellence ”
Gropius also envisions a world for artists to promote products that are functional and pleasing to all societies, not just some high-class objects for wealthy elites.