It details the idea behind the school's conception; its teaching methods; its aims and ambitions; its founder, Walter Gropius
; the experiences of and achievements of students; the public face of the school; the activities of teachers, such as Paul Klee, Josef Albers, and Wassily Kandinsky; and the school's closing by the Nazis in 1933.
The 'Walter & Wassily' sunglass style pays homage to the German art school from which the movement takes its name and founder, Walter Gropius
, and painter Wassily Kandinsky.
On 5 July it will also be 50 years since the death of the Bauhaus's first director, Walter Gropius
, and it seems that the nature of his legacy is still unresolved.
Based on his research and discovery of Walter Gropius
's ideas, or as he says modestly "I nicked the idea from Gropius", his design was at the cutting edge of theatre design.
Photographs and documents combine with art and design pieces by Bauhaus masters and students -- such as Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius
, Wassily Kandinsky, Josef and Anni Albers, L[sz]szl Moholy-Nagy, Marcel Breuer and more.
The 414-square-meter German pavilion, where the books are shelved and as many as 28 events will take place, is designed in the 'Bauhaus' style by architect Sabine Weismller to celebrate the centennial of the architectural and art movement begun by German architect, Walter Gropius
, in 1919.
Before World War II broke out in Europe, Yamada met with such modern architectural giants as Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius
, and was greatly influenced by them.
Weimar, with its winding cobblestone alleys and primly restored historical buildings, might seem like an unlikely ground zero for the bombshell launched by Walter Gropius
with the school's founding on April 1, 1919.
But what did the Bauhaus artists surrounding founder Walter Gropius
However, Walter Gropius
, who founded Bauhaus, believed that it was not advisable that women work in the heavy crafts areas, such as carpentry and he said: "For this reason, a women's section has been formed at the Bauhaus (School), which works particularly with textiles, bookbinding and pottery." Ambitious and eager to know more about the history of textiles, Albers visited ethnological museums in Berlin and Munich and read "Les Tissus Indiens du Vieux Perou" by Marguerite and Raoul d'Harcourt, which introduced her to the ancient textile art of Peru.
Set up in Germany under the leadership of Walter Gropius
, Bauhaus was active for a very short period (1919-33) but left a long-lasting impact on the approach towards design education and design practice.