100 Years Bauhaus – the legacy of its artists and their iconic designs
Location: Parish Hall, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005.
We’ve had a wonderful movie summer at Houston-Leipzig, and are easing into an exciting fall. Please join us on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation by Anne Breaux on 100 Years Bauhaus.
What does Bauhaus mean to you? Maybe you’ve heard of its most important directors: Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe – they are among the pioneers of modern architecture. Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919 as a new type of art school that combined life, craft and art under one roof. Even though Bauhaus existed for only 14 years during the tumultuous time after World War I, we still see its modernist and postmodernist influence all around us: the skyline of Houston is dominated by buildings whose conception grew directly out of a collaboration between Mies and Philip Johnson. Johnson created the iconic Williams Tower, the Water Wall in the Galleria, and the Chapel of St. Basil at St. Thomas University, among many others. Both Gropius and Mies emigrated to the United States in the 30s, where their architecture and influence is seen and felt today.