It is so nice to do business with a company that still has a real customer service!

Kris Grand Island, NE

More Testimonials »

Styles & Periods
Bauhaus

The Bauhaus School was founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius at Weimar, Germany, and later relocated to Dessau, Berlin, and, eventually, Chicago. The Bauhaus has had an incalculable effect on modern architecture and design, yielding hallmarks of the modern style in everything from skyscrapers to the "applied design" of teapots and toasters. The main aim of the Bauhaus was to join form and function, uniting principles of creative design with the tenets and technologies of modern science and industry. As chairman of the Working Council for Art, Gropius sought to bring all art together "under one roof,” creating architecture designed with the worker in mind. The Bauhaus was a response to the demand for buildings of specialized function; in the school, art and engineering came together. Its aim was political as well; founded in the capital of a tense, tumultuous post-WWI Germany, the Bauhaus was a self-conscious rejection of all things bourgeois. Like the Futurists, those at the Bauhaus were intensely interested in using "new" materials like glass and steel. The Bauhaus was a collectivist vision, focused on purity and utility; it shunned "bourgeois" elements like cornices, eaves, color and a surplus of space. Roofs were flat and facades sheer; rationality, not comfort, ruled the day. When the Nazis rose to power in 1937, the Bauhaus moved to Chicago (where it later morphed into the Chicago Institute of Design), and Mies van der Rohe, a successor of Gropius, also moved to Chicago. As a result, the principles of the Bauhaus quickly pollinated the world, and its influence continues to be felt in typography and industrial design as well as architecture.


Feeling inspired? Try out these fine products…

Up to 52% Off

San Pedro Easel

by Best

Elegant and versatile

Up to 40% Off

From $4.71

Up to 58% Off

Up to 50% Off

Torino Gigante Easel

by Martin/Universal

Designed for use with large canvases

From $0.45

Deal of the Week
(valid thru Jun 19)
 

Lite Pour-On High Gloss Finish

by EnviroTex

8 oz. kit

Smooth, strong surface protection

  Lite Pour-On High Gloss Finish

 
List: $15.38
 
Non-Member: $9.59
38% OFF
 
VIP Member: $7.99
48% OFF

Latest Product Reviews

The order was sent out on a timley basis, and we were very satisfied with the customer service.
- Merryl Gaitan in Centerport, New York
I use these markers for children's illustrations, and they are wonderful. I do wish there were more color options for colors. I've found the light colors too few, especially when working with skin tones These pens last a very long time and work well with all sorts of papers. The tip options make this a great marker for precision coloring.
- Liz B. in Napa, CA
Lanaquarelle cold press is a beautiful paper for watercolor and gouache. It does not hold up to drafting tape as a masking method, but can take masking fluids. The paint continues to slowly and evenly disperse across a wet surface, applied even after the wet sheen subsides, so be careful not to over-paint during wet on wet or dispersion will go too far. It is a great paper for very surprising subtle and delicate effects, as well as bold and saturated washes, which apply easily and evenly. I am glad I tried this paper and I would definitely use it again and again.
- Reed-Deemer Art Studio in New Mexico

Free Download for Kids

Download free coloring book pages Download FREE
coloring book
pages to color at
home or school.

View Pages »

Please wait...
Please wait...