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Bauhaus Ideology and the Future of Web Design

C9b18d9dff88a9dd2393364c2b3b21bd?s=47 Simon Collison
September 28, 2011

Bauhaus Ideology and the Future of Web Design

Presented at FOWA Tour, Leeds, 2009

Transcript: http://colly.com/comments/bauhaus_ideology_and_the_future_of_web_design/

The Bauhaus ethic applied principles such as "honesty of construction", "truth to materials" and "form follows function" to design. It's teachers placed emphasis on ideas, expression, simplicity and a holistic approach to art, architecture, graphic and product design. This was modernism.

Presentation looks at how the The Bauhaus' principles can be applied to web design. Also, how modernism relates to current web design trends. Plus, how these principles can teach us to be better web designers. Above all, the presentation concludes with some Bauhaus-inspired thoughts for the future of web design.

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Simon Collison

September 28, 2011
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    fowd tour 2009 Walter Gropius
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    fowd tour 2009 Left to right: Josef Albers, Hinnerk Scheper, Georg Muche, László Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer, Joost Schmidt, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Gunta Stölzl, Oskar Schlemmer
  7. one of the main objectives of the bauhaus was to

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  10. Gropius called for a reform in artistic process, rather than

    a new style. He said that art cannot really be taught, so he declared that art should be led back to its fundament and prerequisite in handicraft, where it is possible to learn how to handle materials bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009
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  14. • an environment of experimentation and synthesis • mass production

    is reconcilable with individual artistic spirit • honesty of construction, truth to materials • form follows function • simplified forms and clean lines • qualities of light & airiness • standardised production • architecture adapted to our world bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009
  15. what if web design had existed in the 1920s? have

    we learned anything from bauhaus principles? how might we move forward? bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009
  16. a bauhaus view of today’s web bauhaus ideology and the

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  17. 1 acknowledge the machine bauhaus ideology and the future of

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  18. 2 standardise production bauhaus ideology and the future of web

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  19. 3 encourage experimentation and synthesis bauhaus ideology and the future

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  20. 4 form follows function bauhaus ideology and the future of

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  21. 5 economy and simplicity bauhaus ideology and the future of

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  23. 1 honesty of construction truth to materials bauhaus ideology and

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    fowd tour 2009 Excerpt from “On Utopianism”, spoken by Walter Gropius.
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