International Journal of Art & Design Education

The Bauhaus for Today

Volume 4.1   1985



The author notes the divergent paths of Art and Design technology syllabuses and bemoans an apparent deprecation of visual language skills in craft practice. He reflects on the decline of standards in tertiary art education, which he feels pays little, more than lip service to the formal ideals of the Bauhaus model. He takes a fresh look at what the Bauhaus stood for and concludes that a key to raising standards in contemporary practice lies in a return to the unifying ideas of Walter Gropius's mentor, William Morris.