German Modernist architecture is known by many names: "Neues Bauen" (the New Building), Bauhaus style, and the International style, amongst others. The style blended almost seamlessly with German Expressionist architecture, from which many architects gradually migrated to the modernist style, which has somewhat cleaner lines and less dramatic shapes. In truth, many buildings can be considered both expressionist and modernist. Modernism is generally associated with the Bauhaus school, which espoused a modernist style, doing much to propagate the new architecture in Germany. Prominent German Modernist architects include Erich Mendelsohn, Ernst May, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Max Taut, Hans Scharoun, Hans Wittwer, and many others, some of whose works you can see above. The style was so prolific in Germany that were probably hundreds of architects which worked in the style. For more examples of Modernist architecture, see my pages on the Bauhaus, German Modernist interiors, the Pressa Exhibition, Weissenhof Housing Estate, German Expressionist architecture, Czech and Slovak functionalism, Functionalism in Brno, and others.
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- Walter Benjamin