Time: 10:30 for 10.45 – 3:30
Venue: Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury WC1N 3AT
Tutor: Anne Anderson
Cost: £36 (including coffee)
Founded in Weimer in 1919 under the leadership of Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus strove to create a design ethos for a brave new world. Buildings and interiors, domestic things used on a daily basis, needed to reflect the demands of modern industrial life rather than hark back to historical forms; functional and utilitarian imperatives ousted decoration. Moving to Dessau in 1925, Gropius designed a new school as well as housing for the Bauhaus masters, who included Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, its architectural director. It was Mies who directed the last years of the Bauhaus in Berlin before it was closed by the Nazis in 1933.