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Bauhaus:
A Visual History

Bauhaus Animation

Bauhaus: A Visual History is a short animation highlighting the key principles explored during the Bauhaus movement along with many of the designs it brought forward.

Bauhaus Animation

The Bauhaus School of Design was founded in 1919 by architect Walter Gropius. It was first introduced as a school, but soon became a philosophy and legacy still relevant to the design world today. Influenced by Modernism, Constructivism, and the Arts and Crafts movement, the Bauhaus aimed at unifying the arts, crafts and technology. Its teachings did not restrict itself to one realm of design, but rather encouraged a variety of disciplines. Students were encouraged to push their limits when it came to art and design, and to observe design as a unity between form and function. Pioneers sought to pull away from ornate works, with the belief that good design was simple, yet functional.

Bauhaus Animation

This animation serves as a visual history of the movement, its philosophy, and the pioneers and designs that played a role in shaping it. Composition is explored through each frame which a focus on geometric shapes, primary colors and minimalistic graphic components.

Bauhaus: A Visual History from Pam Menegakis on Vimeo. Audio: 'Hyperfun' Kevin MacLeod.