A century of Bauhaus

A conference in Dublin celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus, the German art school, heard how it has had a profound influence on how we live from our homes to our hair styles

24th February, 2019
A Vidal Sassoon Kabuki cut from 1981

What is Bauhaus? Ask ten people and you will get ten different answers. The slogan that appears on Bauhaus promotional literature is not terribly helpful. It reads “The Bauhaus. Not a style but a stance.”

In 1919, Prussian architect Walter Gropius took over as head of an art school in the German town of Weimar and set about pioneering a new way of living. He envisaged a radical, unified form of design that...

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