“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Bauhaus at the Barbican.

Just got back from the Bauhaus exhibition at the Barbican. This hugely influential school of art and design, like so much else that was progressive, challenging and fun during the Weimar years, would eventually succumb to the nazi jackboots. The simpletons of national socialism found Bauhaus too foreign, too modern and perhaps too Jewish. The legacy of the Nazi Party would be carnage on an unprecedented scale while that of Bauhaus was some beautiful ideas - and the nesting tables.

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