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ERIC Number: EJ893313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
The Bauhaus Artist-Teacher: Walter Gropius's Philosophy of Art Education
Daichendt, G. James
Teaching Artist Journal, v8 n3 p157-164 2010
Walter Gropius built the internationally known movement and art school known as the Bauhaus between the years 1919 and 1928. This new institution was born by combining two fledging schools: the Weimar School of Arts and Crafts with the Weimar Academy of Fine Arts. In this new academy all media were regarded as acceptable as Gropius sought to combine imaginative design with technical proficiency. The Bauhaus was a landmark in the history of modern art and art education. The innovative school featured artist-teachers who individually and collectively influenced contemporary art education more than any educational institution in recent history. The unifying pedagogy of the Bauhaus posits the artist-teacher as one who uses his or her artistic discipline to inform educational issues. As architect it is clear his education and practice were a lens for his views on education, the organization of the school, and the hiring of teachers. This article looks at the great experiment in art education that was the Bauhaus, and the ethos of its key founder, Gropius.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany