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You may be interested in the bauhaus-archiv (Berlin) which is the primary institution concerned with scholarly work relating to the school (and, to a lesser extent, the movement).

The school grew out of the turn of the century Weimar enlightenment as a result of late 19th century developments in industrialisation and arts and crafts. It was created in Weimar post-WW1 before moving to, and flowering in, Dessau in the mid 1920's. After a few years of success, it was forceably moved to Berlin, and ultimately collapsed as a result of the oppressive late 1920-30's German climate.

Most interestingly the school embodied many of the important turns in aesthetic towards late-modernism into post-modernism, as part a pivotal period in the history of design (and art). The school, its teachers and students are reckoned to have had a substantial impact on art, architecture and design. Who has not heard of Gropius, Itten, Kandinsky, Klee, Ablers, Moholy-Nagy or Mies van der Rohe ?

It serves as an interesting case study for the maturation for other fields as analogous art. My interest lies with the development of software (structure, aesthetic, form, etc) and many of the parallels that can be drawn with the development of industrial design. This is not uncommon, as many others have looked to the Bauhaus for this reason.

To satisfy my interests, I designed and executed a travel experience through Weimar, Dessau and Berlin in 1999 (the year that Weimar was recognised as a Cultural Capital of Europe). This was a fantastic experience to visit the museums and relics, and put together a more concrete picture of the subject.