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What makes the Bauhaus movement timeless?

The Bauhaus Movement John F. Eilermann Jr.

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Art and design movements seem to fizzle out after a few decades. However, there are some that remain significant to this day. The Bauhaus style that started in 1919 continues to be followed by the current generation of architects. Here are some key ideas to remember about this approach. John F. Eilermann Jr.

For today’s design student, when the word Bauhaus comes up, they often think about furniture such as the Wassily Chair, Barcelona Chair, or the Brno Chair. Architecture students, on the other hand, look to the Bauhaus School building in Dessau designed by Walter Gropius. These iconic examples show craftsmanship and creativity can be combined to make everyday objects and structures more useful. John F. Eilermann Jr.

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Understanding necessity

The work of many Bauhaus designers, artists, and architects became iconic because they transformed the things that seemed ordinary to people. With their understanding of human necessities, they were able to improve common items from teapots to telephones. Designing with purpose and productivity for the user is the mantra. From the very beginning, the school of design tried to create with the user’s experience in mind. This challenged designers to use their techniques to create something that’s practical. John F. Eilermann Jr.

Minimalism

Bauhaus designs, despite prioritizing technique and craftsmanship can never be considered flashy. The school’s back to basics approach led designers to use only what is necessary for their works. Coming from a minimalistic point of view, Bauhaus used only what is needed to make something work—nothing more, nothing less. This brought out the uniqueness and the timelessness in the designs. John F. Eilermann Jr.

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When is poetry considered bad?

It’s difficult for a lot of people to judge whether or not poetry is good for several reasons. First of all, art can be subjective. One man’s ramblings can be a poet laureate’s Pulitzer winning entry. Also, the person reading the poem may not have enough exposure to poetry that they cannot decide on a verdict. According to comparative literature student John Eilermann, there are some basic rules when it comes to poetry writing which helps students gauge the integrity of a poem.

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A basic indicator of a bad poem is its grammar. If there are lapses in grammar that are not warranted or deliberate, then it becomes less effective. For example, a piece that has inconsistent tenses can obscure the reader’s understanding of the poem.

Another common mistake that can make a poem read and sound awful is the use of hifalutin words in the wrong context. A lot of writers tend to use big words in order to sound literary. However, the effectiveness of the words comes to play. The words may sound big, but they could end up sounding terrible. The choice of words is crucial in poetry given its very limited form.

Punctuation is also important when it comes to poetry. While some poems do well without much punctuations, this could mean that the poet has mastered or has a good grasp of line cuts. If a novice writer creates a piece without proper punctuations, it would be difficult to read the poem as a reader wouldn’t know when a thought starts or ends.

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Lastly, there’s the readability of a poem. One of poetry’s main features is clarity. According to John Eilermann, a poem that is vague all throughout the read or if it’s too obviously simple to a point that it doesn’t evoke a sense of thought can easily lose the interest of the reader.

John Eilermann from St. Louis, Missouri, is currently in college pursuing a degree in Comparative Literature. Growing up, he read books by Nick Hornby, Roald Dahl, C.S Lewis, and many others. To know more about John, visit this website.