Bauhaus Thinking


A creaky old guy like me doesn’t often get this close to the ground. (Unless of course I’ve fallen.) But yesterday in Lincoln, Mass at the Gropius house I couldn’t resist this view. Maybe it was because Gropius and his Bauhaus school of architecture and art placed such an emphasis on a close relationship with nature.

The light bulb below looks strange linked with the summer field. Yet that too represents a critical element of the Bauhaus  architectural thinking, which was the use of simple mass produced elements in beautiful juxtapositions. To that end, Walter Gropius used many of these unadorned silver based lightbulbs throughout his house. 

Frankly it was amazing to see how far ahead of their time Bauhaus really was.


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