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Why is the Bauhaus the most important cultural institution of the 20th Century?


The Bauhaus address to the revolution of graphic design as the school for all student who felt a strong desire to prove a revolutionary application of modernism in arts and technology. It became intensively known as the new social order during the world at wars and non-preventive distortions from the authoritative regime. A matter to achieve major insights into the human condition and environment caused a revolutionary influence in the process of the artist. The Bauhaus is the most important cultural institution of the 20th century not only because the artist replaced the pictorial art but how they took occupation of it and express their own visual approach to it. 

The artist went timeless in support of this humanistic spirit by communicating their recent artistic influence and implementing their own way of presentation.  Accordingly, this is when the new school Bauhaus founded by Walter Gropius had a strong desire to cultivate influence in the development of innovative graphic design. The graphic design took an inversive combination of typography with photography in the strong desire to mechanical experimentations. Such as cutting paper from magazines, adding customize letterforms and a sense of direction that meant to approach a function. In most of this, the Bauhaus structure this influence in that philosophy and helped maintain an advantage in workshops and teaching lectures that taught clearly to students to understand a level of influence in design movements.

The school focused on advanced ideas about art theory and its application to architecture and design. With the influence of Cubism, Laszlo Moholy Nagel new unity of art and technology that influenced most on the instruction and philosophy of the Bauhaus, and the foundation of the painter Kasimir Malevich that he called suprematism where best to fervent in the development on the reinvention of form and space apart from social needs and political roles. It started to construct a big demand for arts and technology to work along because it provides a richer society and environment. The expression and structure of math and universal harmony of nature showed in great mechanism in this application. During the world of wars, the Bauhaus develops a clear and understandable format of principles that could be applied intelligently to design problems thanks to the approach to art and movements. This led the school to be recognized the value of this institution from no distinction between fine and applied arts.  

The Bauhaus is the most important cultural institution of the 20th century because it opens a new workshop for students to practice the influence of new functions of production in environment and space. The foundation and building spirit Theo van Desburg comprehend a potential culture that was growing from this movement. As seen in architectural experiments by J.J.P. Our the Cafe de One which successfully resolves problems of structure, signage, and identification. An orderly scale of harmony and balance clearly approves that the social and human values, technology and visual forms were unifying along the goals to strive a new architecture and graphic design.  A dynamic composition to education and how the application of all art movements characterized the period just solved intelligently most design problems.

The Bauhaus school shut down when the Nazi party dominated the Dessau City Council. One of the last works done in the Bauhaus was by Joost Schmidt who design a Bauhaus magazine cover that brought unity ottos form to through standardized panels and grid-system organization in 1929. The idea of developing a new influence in design kept growing because until this day most of the artist learns to apply art by learning from a principal function. The school was meant to be as creative it could get. In this essay, there is no intention of plagiarism, all of these events are important points read and mentioned from the book. The accomplishment and influence of the Bauhaus transcend its fourteen-year life, thirty-three faculty member, and about 1,250 students. 

Reference:
Megg’s History of Graphic Design

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