What is the course about?
The Bauhaus, under the Directorship of Walter Gropius offered a radical new approach, the school sought to unite art and design and to align with industry to produce modern, functional buildings and interior furnishings. Bauhaus style spread around the world following the closure of the school in 1933. Walter Gropius came to London, bringing the Bauhaus style with him.
In this Friday evening talk we will explore Bauhaus in London and discover how the style is still all around us today.
What will we cover?
• A brief survey of the Bauhaus, 1918-33
• Examples of Bauhaus design in London.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• An understanding of the key features of Modernism in architecture and design
• Describe at least one Bauhaus building in London.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for all levels.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught with slide presentations and group discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You might wish to bring a notebook. You might wish to buy some of the books on any reading list given out in class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Our Friday Lates series runs in the autumn and spring terms - search 'Friday lates' to find more…
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