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Bauhaus

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Bauhaus, school of design and architecture in the 20th century. Founded by Walter Gropius in 1919 at Weimar, Germany, its teachers included some of the leading artists of the time. Gropius's ideal of uniting form with function is now a universal canon of design, and the dictum “less is more” has influenced much U.S. design. The Bauhaus left Weimar in 1925 and was installed in new premises designed by Gropius in Dessau in 1927. The school was closed by the Nazis in 1933. Bauhaus teachers Gropius, Lyonel Feininger, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe later moved to the United States.

See also: Gropius, Walter.

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