Bauhaus Definition

Of, relating to, or characteristic of a 20th-century school of design, the aesthetic of which was influenced by and derived from techniques and materials employed especially in industrial fabrication and manufacture.
American Heritage
The architectural school of Walter Gropius, founded in Germany, 1919: it promoted a synthesis of painting, sculpture, and architecture, the adaptation of science and technology to architecture, and an emphasis on functionalism.
Webster's New World

A style in modernist architecture and modern design, from "Staatliches Bauhaus" in Weimar, Germany.


Origin of Bauhaus

  • German an architecture school founded by Walter Gropius Bau construction, architecture (from Middle High German building) (from Old High German) (from būan to dwell, settle bheuə- in Indo-European roots) Haus house (from Middle High German hūs) (from Old High German)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German (Staatliches) Bauhaus

    From Wiktionary

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