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Bauhaus sites in Weimar

Bauhaus sites in Weimar
Haus am Horn, a Bauhaus building in Weimer

Between 1919 and 1933, the Bauhaus School, based first in Weimar and then in Dessau, revolutionized architectural and aesthetic concepts and practices. The buildings put up and decorated by the school's professors (Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Wassily Kandinsky) launched the Modern Movement, which shaped much of the architecture of the 20th century.

In December of 1996 the Bauhaus Sites in Weimar and Dessau were included as part of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO on the grounds that the Bauhaus buildings in Weimar and Dessau represent the so calles Bauhaus School of architecture, which introduced revolutionary ideas of archtitecture, building and town planning between 1919 and 1933. The buildings by various Bauhaus professors - like Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Wassily Kandinsky - established the Bauhaus Style, which decisively shaped the architecture of the 20th century. The Bauhaus in Weimar is represented by the former Grand Duke's Saxon School of Fine Arts, the Grand Duke's Saxon School of Arts and Crafts and the Haus am Horn.

[ Source: http://www.weimar.de/en/tourism/homepage/sights/unesco-world-heritage/ ]

Related: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauhaus
Address: Friedenstrasse 1 / Weimar Atrium, 99423 Weimar
Tags: Weimar, Bauhaus, UNESCO World Heritage Site


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