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Architecture, ASC in Germany, German History

Bauhaus, Dessau

Remember that chair with its stainless steel frame and leather seat you saw at IKEA recently? It looks so contemporary, yet its design is almost 100 years old and goes back to the Bauhaus school of architecture and design.

Founded in Weimar, the Bauhaus moved to Dessau in 1925, where Gropius designed and built the iconic Bauhaus school building. The straight lines and the wide glass facades have become staple elements of architecture around the globe, but even today one can still sense what kind of “shock” these buildings might have caused in 1925.

Here’s our group at the beginning of the tour through the Bauhaus (and if you’re wondering about the scarfs and jackets, it was very cold and windy that day!):

ASC group at Bauhaus

The ASC in Germany 2012 group begins its tour through the Bauhaus compound.


About GG

Gundolf Graml is Associate Prof. and Dir. of German Studies at Agnes Scott College. He has a Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of Minnesota and has published articles on German and Austrian film and tourism. He is currently writing a book about tourism and Austrian national identity after 1945. Other research projects include critical whiteness studies and, most recently, investigations into the connection between memory and nature. At ASC, Gundolf Graml teaches courses on a broad range of topics, from German 101 to German and Austrian Cinema and Afro-German History and Culture.


One thought on “Bauhaus, Dessau

  1. Reblogged this on Agnes Scott in Germany 2012.

    Posted by GG | May 22, 2012, 9:30 am

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