Bauhaus Archiv Berlin, Berlin
The Bauhaus Archive/Museum of Design in Berlin is devoted to the research and presentation of the history and influence of the Bauhaus (1919-1933), the most important school of architecture, design and art in the 20th century. It is therefore an essential visit for any educational Art and Design Study Trips to Berlin for students.
It was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar and in spite of its name, and the fact that its founder was an architect, the Bauhaus did not have an architecture department during the first years of its existence. Nonetheless it was founded with the idea of creating a 'total' work of art in which all arts, including architecture would eventually be brought together. The Bauhaus style became one of the most influential currents in Modernist architecture and modern design and had a profound influence upon subsequent developments in art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and typography.
The entire spectrum of the school’s activities is represented in the Bauhaus Collection: architecture, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, photography, stage pieces and student work from the preliminary course, as well as works created by the school’s famous teachers, including Walter Gropius, Johannes Itten, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Vasily Kandinsky, Josef Albers, Oskar Schlemmer, László Moholy-Nagy and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Even today, the ‘Bauhaus Lamp’, the ‘Vasily’ armchair and Bauhaus wallpaper designs are regarded as modern classics.
This presentation of paintings, drawings, sculptures and models by Bauhaus masters and students, comprising a selection from the world’s largest collection of Bauhaus artefacts, illustrates it's importance. The annual museum programme features special exhibitions, numerous lectures, podium discussions, workshops, readings and concerts.
Please contact the expert study trips team at FHT Group Tours on 01279 658221 for further details and we will incorporate this educational visit as part of any study trip to Berlin for Art and Design students.