Despite being shut down by the Nazis after only fourteen years in existence, the Bauhaus school of art stands as one of the defining movements in modern history. This book introduces the school’s cutting-edge ideas, commitment to creative expression, and its mingling of fine art and technology in a quest for a utopian future. Each book in Taschen’s Basic Architecture series features an introduction to the life and work of the architect with over a 100 illustrations depicting their achievements. Major works are presented in chronological order, along with information on clientele, architectural preconditions, construction issues encountered and how they were resolved. The selected works are mapped out, highlighting the architect’s most prominent works or famous buildings.