Bauhaus Essay

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The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 by an architect named Walter Gropius. Gropius came from the Werkbund movement, which sought to integrate art and economics, and to add an element of engineering to art. The Werkbund movement was unable to achieve this integration, but the founding of the Bauhaus saw the solution that had previously been overlooked. The Bauhaus was founded by the combining of the Weimar Art Academy, and the Weimar Arts and Crafts School. …

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…forth were and are worth consideration, the chances taken in the name of experimentation show their commitment to improving things and the true desire to accomplish their objectives, to bring together all aspects of art into a related whole, of which typography was of course a part. And although they may not be remembered for their typography, the Bauhaus will not soon be forgotten for their willingness to experiment, and the results those experiments achieved.