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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Bauhaus at 100

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1962

The Bauhaus was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught.

The UK’s Sunday paper The Observer published an article this weekend, Bauhaus at 100: what it means to me by Norman Foster, Margaret Howell and others in which architects, designers and other creatives talk about how its ideas have shaped their work.

The school existed in three German cities: Weimar from 1919 to 1925, Dessau from 1925 to 1932, and Berlin from 1932 to 1933, under three different architect-directors: Walter Gropius from 1919 to 1928, Hannes Meyer from 1928 to 1930, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe from 1930 until 1933, when the school was closed by its own leadership under pressure from the Nazi regime.