The Bauhaus movement and its influence in graphic design, visual communication and architecture in Greece

  • Konstantinos Kyriakopoulos

Abstract

This paper attempts to present the elements defining the philosophical approach, the characteristics and the style of the Bauhaus movement. More specific it presents the social background of the period during which this school was established and the vision of its main representatives. It analyzes the way it influenced graphic design, visual communication and architecture in Greece. A comparison has been made between typical Bauhaus works and works of contemporary graphics aiming to find how they were influenced by the Bauhaus movement. Especially, it presents the projects (posters and buildings) and the artists who worked according to the Bauhaus rules. This is a small research of how the Bauhaus school influenced modern graphic art and visual communication design in Greece until today. The conclusion of this research is that the Bauhaus movement which was the first to combine art with technology to obtain clarity and functionality rather than aesthetics, still has a crucial affect on modern design, graphic arts and visual communication in Greece

Published
Apr 12, 2017
How to Cite
KYRIAKOPOULOS, Konstantinos. The Bauhaus movement and its influence in graphic design, visual communication and architecture in Greece. Acta Graphica, [S.l.], v. 27, n. 2, p. 33-44, apr. 2017. ISSN 1848-3828. Available at: <http://www.actagraphica.hr/index.php/actagraphica/article/view/106>. Date accessed: 23 feb. 2020.
Section
Review papers