j-dakota-brown

1 Article by: J. Dakota Brown

J. Dakota Brown is a graphic designer, PhD candidate, and design history lecturer in Chicago.

Putting Modernism All Over the Map

It’s been 100 years since the Bauhaus school of art and design opened in the German city of Weimar. Today it’s best remembered for its clean-line, modernist designs — but behind this banal reputation lies a political project that sought to reimagine art's role after the devastation of World War I.