Lecture: Bauhaus Bashing: Looking Back and Looking Ahead


Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Stubbins Room 112, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Join the Harvard Graduate School of Design for a lecture delivered by Philip Ursprung, Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. 

For the 100th birthday of Bauhaus, the German State supports two new museums, several exhibitions, and many celebrations. However, the current celebrations repress the fact that the Bauhaus in the late 20th century was criticized for its formalism and dogmatic design education. And while a handful of buildings in Dessau and Weimar are listed, the modernist heritage in general is neglected. Which are the lessons about the role of history for our present time?

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