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Nostalgia and Innovation

Looking back to the Bauhaus
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Jan
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Moholy Nagy

For all our thoughts about geometric abstraction, Mondrian, and grid theory as applied to modern web design, it’s been equally as helpful in recent years to contemplate Albers, Moholoy-Nagy, Itten, and others involved with the Bauhaus.

If you haven’t come across the Bauhaus before, it was a school of fine arts and design that was founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany by the architect Walter Gropius. The Bauhaus was created with ideals of making art that was informed by myriad diverse and disparate forms of art, including everything from architecture to ceramics, metalworking to theater. It’s hard to overstate the Bauhaus’s influence on art and design in the decades following the close of the school in 1933, some of which has persisted to our current day.

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