This week The New York Times Style Magazine released a lengthy piece on the “enduring myth” of the Bauhaus and its redefinition of design’s importance in society. The fantastic article by Nikil Saval emphasizes the role of diaspora in the Bauhaus’s lasting echoes in the modern era; the community of artists exiled by the Nazis wound up carrying the school’s progressive teachings across the world. The style best known for its functional architecture can be found today in features of everyday objects and even our computer interfaces.
The diaspora discussed in the Times’ article encompasses Aspen, and this year we celebrate the school’s enduring legacy here at home. Read the article ‘How Bauhaus Defined What Design Could Do For Society’ here for a wealth of history and information on the centennial.