100 years of a German original

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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.

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