Art: Bauhaus: First Year

In Chicago this week visitors at the New Bauhaus found an exhibition of bewildering nameless objects: gadgets of wire, wood, sandpaper, linoleum, felt, rubber and ordinary paper cut in odd accordion-pleated patterns. These objects, which sometimes suggested the scraps left in cabinetmakers' shops, and sometimes the more outlandish contraptions of Rube Goldberg, represented part of the first year's work of the 70 students of the New Bauhaus.

They seemed so bizarre that hard-working Director Ladislaus Moholy-Nagy thought long before he decided to let the public examine them. But visitors who studied explanations of...

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