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Design in Context - Bauhaus Movement

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Design in ContextMarcel Breuer and the Bauhaus movement

Marcel Lajos Breuer was born in Pcs, Hungary in 1902, and became on of the greatest architects and furniture designers of the 20th century . Bauhaus, a school of design where modern principles, technologies and the application of new materials were encouraged in both the industrial and fine arts. His reputation was based upon his invention of tubular steel furniture, one big residence, two apartment houses, some shop interiors and several competition entries.

Marcel Breuer

The Bauhaus movement art and design characterized by Geometric design Respect for practical material Economic sensibilities. The Bauhaus school was created when Walter Gropius was appointed head of two art schools in Weimar and united them into one. Teaching at the school concentrated on functional craftsmanship and students were encouraged to design with mass-produced goods in mind. Enormously controversial and unpopular with right wingers in Weimar, the school moved in 1925 to Dessau.

Bauhaus Movement

The Bauhaus school had some famous teachers such as : Paal Klee. Wassily Kandinsky. Marcel Breuer. The ideas of the Bauhaus creators have influenced architecture, furniture, typography, and weaving. Famous artists of the Bauhaus movement include Lyonel Feininger, Johannes Itten, Franz Marc, Georg Muche, and Oskar Schlemmer.

Bauhaus Movement

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