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Bauhaus Ideology and the Future of Web Design

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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.

Note: a proper transcript and hopefully video will be online soon.

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Bauhaus Ideology and the Future of Web Design

  1. 1. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009
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  4. 4. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 Walter Gropius
  5. 5. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009
  6. 6. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison 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. 7. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 one of the main objectives of the bauhaus was to unify art, craft, and technology. the machine was considered a positive element, and therefore industrial and product design were important components.
  8. 8. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009
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  10. 10. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 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
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  14. 14. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 • 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
  15. 15. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 what if web design had existed in the 1920s? have we learned anything from bauhaus principles? how might we move forward?
  16. 16. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 a bauhaus view of today’s web
  17. 17. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 1 acknowledge the machine
  18. 18. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 2 standardise production
  19. 19. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 3 encourage experimentation and synthesis
  20. 20. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 4 form follows function
  21. 21. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 5 economy and simplicity
  22. 22. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 a bauhaus view of tomorrow’s web
  23. 23. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 1 honesty of construction truth to materials
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  29. 29. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 3 a holistic approach to web design
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  33. 33. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 4 mass production and individual expression
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  37. 37. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 5 adapt and respond to our world
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  41. 41. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 Excerpt from “On Utopianism”, spoken by Walter Gropius.
  42. 42. bauhaus ideology and the future of web design simon collison fowd tour 2009 thanks simon collison fowd tour 2009 www.slideshare.net/collylogic erskinedesign.com colly.com @collylogic

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