bauhaus - model & myth
Authors: Stutterheim, K.
Publisher: arte; Stutterheim & Bolbrinker GbR
Place of Publication: Germany
The Bauhaus school has been and still is the most influential art School not only in Europe. Till today the Bauhaus is remembered to be the nucleus of modern architecture and design. But bauhaus was more than a cubic building or a steel tube chair. It is a model till today. Bauhaus-teachers has been international well known artists as Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee Oskar Schlemmer, the architects Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe. The documentary shows how the school started after World War I, how it became revolutionary and tells the true story about the closing and the enmashment of some of the Bauhaus-people during Nazi-Germany. Most of these is told by former students at the Bauhaus male and female Bauhaus-alumni.
The film is considered the most far-reaching, critical evaluation of the artistic and political ambitions and influence of the Bauhaus.
Consisting of numerous interviews with former Bauhaus students and archive footage of the time, this film gives a fascinating insight into the spirit of the school and its tumultuous history.