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Extra Ordinary Every Day: The Bauhaus at the Busch-Reisinger

Led by Walter Gropius and his fellow design collaborators, the Bauhaus was one of the most important and influential design schools of the twentieth century, extending its influence throughout much of Europe and the United States. Within the Bauhaus there was also a strong interest in designing objects for everyday life and utility. Drawing on the collection of the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard, this online exhibit "highlights the alternatively individual and collective aspects of creativity at the Bauhaus, and asks the visitor to consider what other connections might emerge amongst these objects." The exhibit itself explores five primary categories of objects produced by members of the Bauhaus, including lamps, chairs, homes, stages, and automobiles. Particularly fascinating is the automobile section, where visitors can view the drawings by Herbert Bayer and the angular abstractions of Paul Klee.
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Date of Scout Publication 2003-08-15
Archived Scout Publication URL http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2003/scout-030815-geninteres...

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