Design or Dogma

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Throughout the 20th century,the link between design and industry strengthened. This phenomenon had its roots in the Bauhaus school of design that first developed early in 20th century Germany under the enlightened patronage of the Wiemar Republic. This school of design and architecture attempted to marry the arts to the practical aspects of life.


After the war the reincarnation of the Bauhaus school of design at Ulm did much to reinvigorate the sense of design and industry in Germany while at the same time asserting the importance of the Bauhaus philosophy in forging a new German identity separate from its Nazi past. It is important to retrace the context of the development of the Bauhaus School of design at Ulm in terms of its past and the vital role it played in presenting a new definition of Germany quite apart from its Nazi legacy and how this helped industry in Germany.
The Bauhaus school of design underwent three different phases of development In the wake of World War I and all troubles it revealed there was a need to tap into the more rational aspects of everyday life. The sentiment was seized upon by famed architect Walter Gropius who opened the school in Wiemar. Gropius in a way was forwarding the area where Germany would seek an advantage in production, that is by producing common place article with an artistic aesthetic and remaining competitive relative to other economies with more resources. ...
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