Google Doodle celebrates Bauhaus school's 100th anniversary - architecture and design

Google Doodle celebrates Bauhaus school's 100th anniversary

Today's Google Doodle celebrates the centenary of the founding of influential German design school the Bauhaus.
Google launched the doodle to mark the school's founding in Weimar, Germany under Walter Gropius in April 1919. The doodle appeared today, 12 April, but the exact date the school opened its doors remains unknown.
Dezeen has also marked the anniversary with the release of an A-to-Z Bauhaus guide.
Featured on the search engine's homepage, the graphic comprises the word Google in rigid, boxy letters with black line drawings and a rounded "O" at the centre. Blocks of yellow, green, red, blue, black and white are heavily incorporated.
Doodle "celebrates the legacy" of the Bauhaus
Google Doodles are temporary alterations to the search engine's logo, released to coincide with events and anniversaries. Previous doodles have marked Zaha Hadid becoming the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize and the centenary of the birth of urbanist Jane Jacobs.
Today's doodle celebrates the opening of the Bauhaus, which existed for 14 years before being forced to close for political reasons with the rise of the Nazi regime.

The scrolling animation features objects presented against a cobalt blue background. Illustrations include a grey rectangular building ? resembling the Bauhaus school building in Dessau ? chair, a lamp and other homeware and graphic items.
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