Seminar: The Bauhaus

This seminar considers Staatliches Bauhaus, the school of architecture, art, and design that was founded in Weimar Germany at the end of World War I, closed under National Socialism in the mid-30s, reestablished in Chicago in 1937, and whose practices were transmitted through institutions globally. The class considers the historical position of the Bauhaus; examines the school's community, philosophy, and practices; studies contemporaneous developments and contacts in the international art and design world; and examines the legacies of the Bauhaus in the Americas and Asia. We will also consider how Bauhaus products and pedagogies came to be synonymous with mid-century modernity and continue to resonate in contemporary design. The seminar provides an integrative examination of visual arts disciplines, and it brings together interdisciplinary approaches to the historical movement.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Preference will be given to senior Art History and Architecture majors and minors.

Instructor: Berman

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered