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http://www.amazon.com/From-Bauhaus-Our-House-Wolfe/dp/031242...

I am generally sympathetic with the aesthetic choices of this school. But it is necessary to note that Bauhaus's approach, as informed by socialist ideology of its core members, is dehumanizing at scale. And when 'it' -- it being the logical conclusion via Corbu et al -- was embraced (at scale), it resulted in the backlash that was Post-Modernism and the rest of it.

Finally, it needs to be pointed out that the 'problem' that informed the ideological 'solution' of Bauhaus maps far more sensibly to software methodology rather than software manifestation.




Not sure about the rest of the world, but in the southwest, LA to Phoenix, the modernism of Bauhaus has more sway in contemporary starchitecture than post-modernism.


Because it is more profitable to build identical cookie cutter artifacts.

Postmodernism (in architecture) was an academic reactionary movement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Venturi

[p.s.: This is the seminal critical retort that started it: http://designtheory.fiu.edu/readings/venturi_complexity_comp...]


Though, for interior design, I think that more humanizing post-modern styles tend to be far more pervasive, but as mentioned the buildings don't work super well - Bauhaus did manufacturability right.




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