The Bauhaus school of design, craftsmanship and architecture, founded by Walter Gropius at Weimar in 1919, was largely responsible for revolutionizing the structure of art school tuition, and its basic tenets of design are now a modern commonplace. This documentary covers the full range of the work of the Bauhaus, which encompassed architecture, design and disciplines as varied as pottery, weaving, theatre and ballet. It also appraises the effect that the Bauhaus's revolutionary method of workshop instruction had on the creativity of the students. The film brings together thought-provoking comment from architects, teachers, ex-students and current experts on the Bauhaus, and includes amusing anecdotes and vintage footage of the work of its founding members.
Philip Johnson ... Himself
Walter Gropius ... Himself (archive footage)
Wassily Kandinsky ... Himself (archive footage) (as Vasily Kandisky)
Gerhardt Marx ... Himself (archive footage)
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ... Himself - architect (archive footage)
Michael Siebenbrodt ... Himself - Weiman Bauhaus
Kurt Kranz ... Himself - former Bauhaus student
Peter Hahn ... Himself - Bauhaus Archives
George Adams ... Himself - Bauhaus student
Frank Whitford ... Narrator (voice)
Charles Jencks ... Himself - art historian
Christopher Frayling ... Himself - Royal College of Art
Alec Armstrong ... Himself - former Bauhaus student
Gillian Naylor ... Herself - Royal College of Art
Frank Whitford ... writer rogram Studies Department, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe, in 2004.