Bauhaus Graphic Design
Ellen Lupton, senior curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2019 is the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus school in Weimar, Germany, founded by architect Walter Gropius. In operation for only 14 years before being shut down by the National Socialist Party, as part of the Nazi regime, it has become the most influential art and design school in history. This talk explores the origins and impact of Bauhaus fonts, books, ads, and exhibitions, which shook the world of graphic design and shaped the dynamic, multimedia design practices of today. Ellen will offer a sneak preview of her upcoming exhibition about Bauhaus master Herbert Bayer, opening at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in the fall of 2019.
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