Hannes Meyer

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Birthday
18, 1889
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jul 19, 1954 (64)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1889
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Jul 19, 1954 (64)

About

The second Director of the Bauhaus in Dessau, serving from 1928 until 1930. He was a proponent of Functionalism.

Before Fame

He was trained as a mason and was an architect in Switzerland, Belgium, and Germany; he served as the Krupp Works' department head from 1916 until 1918.

Trivia

He co-founded the architectural magazine, Contributions in Building, in 1923, with Hans Schmidt, Mart Stam, and Russian cultural ambassador El Lissitzky.

Family Life

He revealed little about his personal life. He gave 12 motives for building a house, including one's sex life, sleeping habits, pets, gardening, weather protection, car maintenance, and cooking.

Associated With

He was appointed head of the Bauhaus architecture department by Walter Gropius before following him as director.