Programme of the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar (Programm des Staatlichen Bauhauses in Weimar), 1919


This programme was the founding manifesto of the Bauhaus in Weimar, written by Walter Gropius. The woodcut is by Lyonel Feininger.

The central aim of this school was to bring together all artistic branches, i.e. architecture, sculpture and painting. The studies, which were called apprenticeship, were intended to familiarise the apprentices (not students) with the craft rather than with any kind of university system.

All training was focusing on architecture, considered as the highest level of work at this school.

It is interesting to note that the Bauhaus did not teach architecture during the Weimar period from 1918 to 1925.

The German original text.