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bauhaus - model and myth
  Documentary film (D 2008, 117 min)

This acclaimed documentary examines the artistic and political aims of the Staatliches Bauhaus, arguably the single most influential modernist art school of the 20th century.

Kerstin Stutterheim and Niels Bolbrinker’s film traces the evolution of the Bauhaus school from its inception after the First World War to its dissolution and the emigration of some of its most significant Masters, teachers and students.

Through interviews with former Bauhaus students and archival footage, the film provides a unique insight into the essence of the Bauhaus principles, the conflicts that led to the relocation of the Bauhaus from Weimar to Dessau, the dissolution of the school during the Nazi era, the construction of Tel Aviv’s White City, and the origin of the "Bauhaus" myth in the United States.

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  • Date:

    01 February 2009

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  • Publisher

    absolut medien; art films

  • Funders:

    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)


Stutterheim, K., & Bolbrinker, N. (2009). bauhaus - model and myth. Germany



Bauhaus; Design; Arts; Pedagogy

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