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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 253 ART THROUGH THE AGES

The Bauhaus

THE PURSUIT OF A NEW WORLD ORDER

 

The Bauhaus was more than an art movement; it was an innovative school cultivating a modern perspective on art and society. In contrast to other art movements, the Bauhaus school in Germany moved toward idealism rather than social critique in response to the pressures of war and searched for purity in art and craft. They strove for a new social order in which the artist and the community shared social responsibility, and art functioned for the people.

WHEN & WHERE

c. 1919–1933

Weimar, Dessau, Berlin, Germany

Founded by German architect Walter Gropius, the ...

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