100 years of a German original

100 years of a German original View Gallery
Bauhaus student-turned-teacher Anni Albers in her weaving studio, 1937

This year marks the centenary of the birth of Bauhaus and, for many, the beginning of true modernism. Jessie Collins looks back on the short life of the original school in Weimar, whose legacy continues to influence architects and designers from all generations

It is 1919. Germany is in freefall after the loss of World War I and the collapse of its monarchy. There is spiralling inflation, as well as food shortages. A young soldier named Adolf Hitler is recruited to work for the information office of the military administration, to gather intelligence on political movements potentially hostile to the Bavarian authorities. While in training, he makes his first anti-Semitic speech, in Lechfeld near Munich.

Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading

Subscribe Login

Independent journalism every day

With digital access you can read The Business Post whenever, wherever, and however you want.

  • Unlimited access to all sections of The Business Post on desktop, tablet and mobile.
  • Breaking news, comment and analysis from the best Business Post writers seven days a week.
  • Live blogs of major news events.
  • Videos and podcasts from some of the industry's most respected journalists such as Michael Brennan, Susan Mitchell and Ian Guider.
  • Access to The Business Post's extensive archive‚Äč.

Related Articles

More from The Business Post