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The State Bauhaus was founded by Walter Gropius as a school of arts in Weimar in 1919. As the Bauhaus was a combination of crafts and arts, its nature and concept was regarded as something completely new back then. Today, the historical Bauhaus is the most influential educational establishment in the fields of architecture, art and design. The Bauhaus existed from 1919 to 1933 and today the world considers it to be the home of the avant-guard of classical modern style in all fields of liberal and applied arts. The resonance of the Bauhaus can still be felt today, essentially characterizing the image of German design abroad. Since the beginning of the 20th century, no other style in architecture and design has influenced the modern style like the Bauhaus style has – both the classical modern style and the avant-garde. And the resonance is still present today, continuing to inspire architects and designers worldwide to fill the Bauhaus credo of "less is more" with new life. Meanwhile, a constantly growing Social Media Community has established itself around the globe – referred to as Bauhaus Design Community – which is directed at the further development of the distinctly material style of architecture and design.

Walter Gropius

The #German #architect Walter #Gropius was blessed with a progressive mindset, but he had also found himself in a set of circumstances, combined with a bit of luck, which helped him conduct the innovative program for the Bauhaus #school. To Walter Gropius, the sworn #Modernist, ornamentation was a form of untruthfulness: “We want to create the purely organic building, boldly emanating its inner laws, free of untruths or ornamentation“. This principle has brought Bauhaus significant attention and unique identity, and so did its pro-industrial attitude (advocated by Gropius himself), clearly supportive of mass-production, for the sake of better realization, financial advancement and the unification of all arts. From the beginning to its end, Gropius was an eminent figure in the Bauhaus story – the founder, creator of the ideology, the first #director, and finally, the architect of its #iconic building in #Dessau.