The Resource Bauhaus : The Face of the 20th Century, (streaming video)

Bauhaus : The Face of the 20th Century, (streaming video)

Label
Bauhaus : The Face of the 20th Century
Title
Bauhaus
Title remainder
The Face of the 20th Century
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Let us create the new building of the future together; it will combine architecture, sculpture, and painting in a single form. Walter Gropius, The Bauhaus Manifesto. Staatliche Bauhaus Weimar was born in 1919. Bauhaus was an innovative art school designed out of the dreams of architect Walter Gropius. Gropius wanted to develop 'a visual science', and from this idea he created perhaps the twentieth century's most influential art school. This film memoir of Bauhaus includes contributions from former students and historians, a strong selection of artworks as well as archival footage including interviews with Walter Gropius. Exceptional visuals add to the beauty of a well-narrated documentary. The film recounts the beginning of Bauhaus. The school was the first to allow students to hone their craft by getting a hands-on education. They were able to do this in the one-of-a-kind workshops set up by masters of the craft. Bauhaus was fortunate to attract as staff some of the most significant artists of the time including, Paul Klee, Gerhard Marcks, Wassily Kandinsky, Oskar Schlemmer, Johannes Itten, and Lyonel Feininger. The film also discusses the influence of the Bauhaus art students. The Bauhaus attracted a particular type of person as a student. Most of the students had the same political views, as well as a similar outlook on life. Within the broader society, there was a certain stigma attached to someone who was a Bauhaus art student. As a former student recounts, a mother had seen a group of the students and said to her child, 'Don't look. They're from Bauhaus.' The Bauhaus was also one of the first educational places that did not discriminate against anyone. The latter half of the Bauhaus story is not as encouraging. After being shut down in Weimar, the Bauhaus moved to Dessau. Gropius stepped down as director and hired Hannes Meyer, who was a staunch communist. As a consequence, Bauhaus was branded as communist. In 1930, Meyer was fired and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was named as the director. But because of the Nazis coming to power, the Dessau Bauhaus too was shut down. The last home of Bauhaus was in Berlin. The school was moved to a very depressing factory. Then on 11 April 1933, Nazi soldiers arrived and took some of the students away and with this the story of the Bauhaus came to an end. The film concludes that even though Bauhaus did not last that long, its influence has been profound. In an interview the architect Philip Johnson sums up the school with one simple remark: 'The Bauhaus meant something to everybody.' With the viewing of this film, it is easy to see why
Member of
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Arthaus Musik in 2008
Language note
In: English
Runtime
49
Technique
live action
Label
Bauhaus : The Face of the 20th Century, (streaming video)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1166055
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 50 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
  • If you can{u2019}t find the material you require in the Kanopy collection, please contact your subject librarian
  • Available for use by up to 3 uses, 4th uses triggers 1 year subscription for unlimited users
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1166055
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Video recording format
other
Label
Bauhaus : The Face of the 20th Century, (streaming video)
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1166055
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 50 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
  • If you can{u2019}t find the material you require in the Kanopy collection, please contact your subject librarian
  • Available for use by up to 3 uses, 4th uses triggers 1 year subscription for unlimited users
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1166055
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Video recording format
other

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