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Study & Research America 1930-1939: Fashion

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After World War I Gropius became the director of the Grand Ducal Saxon school of arts and crafts in Weimar, Germany, which he later reorganized into the Staatliches Bauhaus. "The foundation and development of the Bauhaus," he wrote in The New Architecture and the Bauhaus (1935), "aimed at the introduction of a new educational method in art and a new artistic conception that derived development of all artistic form from the vital functions of life and from modern technical means of construction." Gropius was one of the first architects to take inspiration from modern technology and felt strongly that designers must explore the design elements the machine made possible. "The object of the Bauhaus," he wrote, "was not to propagate any 'style,' system or dogma, but simply to exert a revitalizing influence on design." He brought in leading names...

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