The Bauhaus in all its facets

The Bauhaus was a lively school of ideas and a field for experimenting in the free and applied arts, design, architecture and educational methods. Here we present the phases the Bauhaus went through, the places where it based its activities, its teaching, the people behind it and their works.

The Bauhaus at a glance


The Bauhaus was only active for 14 years: as the “State Bauhaus” in Weimar, as a “school of design” in Dessau and as a private education institute in Berlin. It evolved out of the arts and crafts movement and art school reforms. Its ideas had an impact well beyond the school itself, its locations and its time.


The Bauhaus sought to train a new generation of committed designers with all-round skills. Students learnt design basics in their preliminary course. This was followed by training in workshops, where different masters set their personal stamp on the course. The curriculum was complemented by non-artistic subjects and frequent presentations by guest lecturers or guest professors.


The Bauhaus was the fruit of versatile input from both well-known avant-garde artists and aspiring junior masters, more than 1,250 students from 29 countries and their friends and families. In the “People” section we present the “Who’s Who” of the Bauhaus.


From ashtrays to puppets and photograms to tubular steel furniture and balcony access blocks – in the constantly growing encyclopaedia of works, we present selected oeuvres of Bauhauslers. Further information and collections are provided by the Bauhaus institutions in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin.

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