In 1919, Walter Gropius established the Staatliche Bauhaus
in Weimar, laying the foundations for a modernist collaboration between arts and crafts. The joint education of architects, artists, designers and artisans was indeed avant-garde, and produced ground-breaking ideas, concepts, designs, furniture, buildings and utensils in the years to follow.
The 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus is in 2019. The Bauhaus Centenary
will be celebrated in Dessau, but also many other cities of the Bauhaus Association with a variety of events, projects and new collaborations.
Alongside the Dessau Bauhaus and the Prague Academy of the Fine Arts, it was the Breslau (Wrocław) State Academy of Arts which was a key driver for the training of modernist architects in the 1920s and 30s. The architect of the Schminke House, Hans Scharoun, was appointed professor in 1925 and considerably marked the school’s ‘organic’ style. He liaised closely with the protagonists of the Bauhaus in Dessau. Specialist interchange and expert intercourse between all the different schools was an integral part in the development of modernism and the avant-garde educational concept applied in Dessau, Breslau and Prague. Therefore, the Schminke House will be a part of the celebrations around the Bauhaus Centennial.
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