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tv   Check-in - Weimar the cradle of modernism  Deutsche Welle  March 24, 2018 7:02am-7:31am CET

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as i want to mission. six thousand tons of refuse a day on times plus a diplomat from the russian capital with no sign of competence but i was a. captive in some concern for the health of their children and i willing to pay the price of fixing. fighting growing comic sheets in russia. riffle said monday telling. is a small tell him to leave but it's linked to some pretty big names east specially good to and should but the poets are the reason for my journey today it's the balls era
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that began one hundred years ago. publicly and many more in one thousand nine hundred they were founding figures of the balls movement via fine art design and architecture both became a pioneer off more than a team first environment then in death so and berlin next year is the anniversary one hundred years but i'll take a look at viola today. we explore the site for the new balls museum which will open in two thousand and nineteen. we make a detour to the village of the order with the famous finding a church. and our view of one focal point you'll shows us where most likely it is the capital of argentina. my first step. up environment is the bowls university it was designed by the architect
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jane leeves on the video with bright studios and curved lines. here vita group was found at the balls in one thousand nine hundred eighty a school of art and design that would reveal lucian eyes the shapes and colors of the twentieth century. architect thomas opposites me on a tour. from here we have a stairwell that fundamentals are designed with its elliptical curves and it's a very popular photographic subject people who come here immediately take a picture of. the reputation of the balls attractive top names like he didn't ski and finding an architect by to spend years developing the artist network. after world war one girl who was picked up these contacts. and he came here in
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nineteen nineteen is said i want to do something completely new not just architecture and not just applied arts i want to found it absolves artists artisans and architects should be trained together. today about four thousand aspiring architects and civil engineers study at the university back in the day there were just one hundred fifty masters and students a small but dedicated community. and here we have the work of how about bio who started it the boss who designed these works for the boss exhibition in one thousand twenty three what's special is that he worked in condense his class where red squares and yellow triangles worthing combining basic shapes with the basic color form confab. now the highlight of the tour the study of fight a sharp line straight forward and functional that was the new ball style.
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because as an exception we're allowed to enter the sanctuary. does this is the original the goalposts room this is the original director's room designed by boxer gopi was with the one nine hundred twenty three boss exhibition. of the exhibition aim to show the movements achievements and explain it to say to people environment during and this is our idea and i'm this is what we're working on. the one here i sit down. and go before i may want to go the others can but you may. no one's watching. here so this is where he said you know. i was making comfortable furniture wasn't that a board to write because i have to say this isn't
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a cozy chair. she's a typist to this desk chair has been reconstructed from sketches and drawings there's no photo of it it's not recorded. and she would you for group years actually sat on a chair by deek monitors desk. and later. there was a steel tube chair by poiret that he used at his desk and this one here is very theoretical it's the concept of this room. when you look at the surrounding edge this all around border and the low from the countries need we all know from the lies to. my two ends in this student cafe. it's no coincidence that powerhouse came to life here environment where once great thinkers of the enlightment gathered and worked if you visit weimar today you'll be reminded the very every step of the way.
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and schiller would still feel at home environment today it's a smallish town but these by mark has assessed they were known once made it the cultural center of europe. in the late eighteenth century it was ruled by a county outcast a clever gene he recognised and supported people with great talent. he brought them to his court and paid them to write compose and stage plays. his home on from plan square was then as now the most prestigious address. the poet moved here in seven hundred eighty and as you can see he was an expert when it came to shapes and colors. he wrote such great works as fast in the study here. he died in the room next door in eight hundred thirty two. but it takes more than
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one power to make a golden age just a few steps from foreign plant is the house fleetly sion and left and. his friend girls are brought into weimar. they took the ideas of the enlightenment and humanism from weimar to the outside world. not far away is the city palace. a visit will give you an insight into how the art loving rulers lived. the palace had more than fifty state rooms. duchess amalia and her son col augustus had enormous wealth and they used it to promote the arts and science. and. education library now known as the ana amalia library it's right next to the palace
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it's rococo hall is often reverently called the pantheon of german classicism. in fact poets and philosophers came here to study the classical works it was run for years by the great go to him stuff. on health south of the city that you could family had a hunting lodge built the bell the dam even if you're not interested in the bauhaus or the enlightenment if you just needed greenaway says to take a break while your environment this is the place for you. the. traces of the balls are hard to find environment but the system for example at the national theatre in the constitution of the via republic was passed here in one thousand nine hundred nineteen there is
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a plaque to commemorate events. and who made it but it's a glorious thing. we continue to the historic cemetery like a bolt of lightning this monument shoots out of the ground visor gorgeous build it on behalf of the unions to commemorate the victims of the political turmoil of nineteen twenty the nazis destroyed the sculpture. but it was late to rebuild slightly modified so. this is spock on the inn where you'll find the temple have a house a meal gothic building where above all is ma stuff it's in had his painting studio it was bombed during world war two and has since stood as a ruin in the park. and
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finally the house i'm on it's the very first building built by the balls in one nine hundred twenty three we can't visit at the moment because it's being prepared for the bellows anniversary in two thousand nine hundred. the house of one remains the only balls building environment in one nine hundred twenty five the both had to leave the city because the new conservative state government cut the schools funding but other cities were only too happy to welcome both so gold and his colleagues moved to bethel only two hours away from by car. and this oddly shaped building is the bunk house academy and desks out where the movement really took off it was the first by house building here now an icon of modern design when it was built it seemed more like a series of boxes that had landed in a field. at death his he lived as
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a many people and yes i was shocked that architecture could look like this i've never seen anything like it it was an entirely new architectural language it was. the actual you know with its distinctive balconies was germany's first student dormitory it also belongs to the academy twenty eight by houses lived worked and partied here you too can spend the night in one of the small studios not glamorous but modern. in the master. i was just going in ski slope fields finding out and their colleagues allowed themselves a little more room the buildings look uniform from the outside flat roofs white cubes clear lines but the interiors show each masters own preference its. multicolored and bright. or wide and minimalist it was an exciting colony of artists that project goal for years had nurtured here. and to this day could attract visitors to desk from around the world. it's come not to us
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we have people from australia japanese groups and in the past few years more and more chinese groups and really love to have a look at when i was down on. the employment office is another example of house architecture indes are. planned to see and hear the bauhaus could do curves as well as straight lines as demonstrated by the corner house a waterside property they designed. the restaurant on the banks of the river album is a great place to end the day and. there is a lot of construction going on in via the new boat was museum is due to be complete for the one hundredth anniversary if future director will be kept busy and takes me to the building site. is the city is the building also by the
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host that is. imposed. no it's not a style that it's contemporary and most designed by berlin architects hygrometer but it is a keen. eye and that immediately makes you think of the bath house with flat roofs and things like that and fluff that has connections to the house to the. canada is a real fan of means found or architecture can't. that i take to a dentist for. right next door is the goal for them which was built by the nazis as a demonstration of their problems. the need is nice to get through fairly and monday approximately isn't a coincidence and spunk hunted a has placed her building that to confront the go for was due to school board organ the height of the building is also aligned with that of the girl for ron paul was museums there about the same height. on the site
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it's a very self-confident position with the plot ceiling pieces that the nazis worked on forcing about house out of the town so in a sense will return with great self-confidence. doesn't cause and that's what will say. it takes a lot of imagination to picture the bright sure rooms that will be here when the balls museum opens in april two thousand and nineteen for the first time there will be enough space to present the treasures of the fly in my balls collection to a white audience. but it's the last one the bauhaus had to levi my old hope is have the opportunity to choose items from the past workshops on how to knit he chose one hundred sixty eight objects and we're going to display them b.s. that the world's first about house collection this is of and it's a special highlight which you can see a nowhere and often best sourdough and then paris london or new york new york's
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income they like there are a highlight a tourist magnet. is equal to a little highlight of course there hi nice we know that many visitors are especially interested in artists we have outstanding paintings by lionel finding out and wonderful painting by clay glee they'll be exhibited down here in this area at the end of. four now the treasures are kept away from. public safely guarded in a warehouse but i can already admire some of the objects. with these and why do you need gloves to handle the lamp in the first. one once and this one dates back to nine hundred twenty four said it's my hand back into looking and i know it might look quite robust it was made by hand and water or and. it also seems that i don't hear the glass has
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a crack. although reproductions of the lamp on sale in every design shop didn't design these first prototypes are very fragile. but actually. these figures look a bit more robust. doesn't hunt. these are puppets buy it from and even to the would turn us workshop here in via a most inspired to create these completely new kinds of things and. i think we're going to take that out of a stick than that so what are they for it's a puppet so you put it on your hand and do a show for kids good now you know exactly the idea was to play with all four children. and now from via self america our of your one. invited us to he shows us his favorite places in the capital of argentina here's a new episode of meet
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a local. you're welcome to window side risk and one for google and i'll take you to the city. of brazil in october it will start on the class of the measure of it that way is the seat of the national government in that united and the historic buildings that can build though was important in the founding of our country and here's the metropolitan cathedral. everything happens here from the biggest celebrations to protests and demonstrations. and tad some of cologne is also in the city center it's one of the five theaters worldwide most renowned for their history size and acoustics here the most important classical music works and ballets are performed. one of
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them over again if you're exploring buenos aires you have to visit one of the many historical and traditional cafes in the city of now or in cafes or tony it's the oldest cafe in argentina at the burnie it's a cafe must and you would if you want to say this. is a simple system it's one hundred sixty years of existence many presidents artists and international authorities have sat at these tables when he was still living in argentina the pope drink coffee here. a few of the city of cyrus has more than three million residents in the metropolitan region of more than twelve million it's one of the largest in latin america. say one of the our tour continues in one of the best known districts or body of. once an immigrant district and now one of the most attractive places for tourists because of its street life and traditions like i can with what opinions are. when i look at it that among the
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things that makes a book a unique so my. the vibrant colors of its buildings many of them are made of timber and scrap iron from old ships of something. when there is a good one here you can see another major tradition in argentina and you know tango it was but here's a secret it only a few people here really know how to dance it. that same one of the now it's on to the city's hipster districts were in poland more so for sure from the barrio his name refers to the famous new york neighborhood and it used to be a working class district but if you have to sign off on the i think window now you'll find all sorts of restaurants that much for the most of the fashion and a sign out let's you and an intense night life with.
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all the kind of hate there are also lots of places in this body of that serve beer and there's nothing like wanted to end the day with. it but if it is such as i hope you like to see you soon and we know how it is. it's a speculative towers high above in one thousand nine hundred thirty seven the nazis established to convert concentration camp here prisoners from all over europe went through this cage with a cynical inscription he didn't design it to each his own if you look closely you may think the forms looks a little bit boneless but how can that be. the answer is in the museum it describes the inhumane conditions in brooklyn but consideration cab and.
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provides victim stories like that of. he was a designer and architect at the ball school and a communist he was one of the first prisoners at pool invite they had to build the concentration camp france alice was given the job of making the sign for the gate he chose a boat house type face even though balls was criticized by the nazis for being degenerate and was forbidden but he put it right under their noses. fifty six thousand people were murdered by the nazis here on at us back but france . later he worked as an architect in what was then east germany. in general from up here you have a great view of the weimar countryside and back there lies the small town of if
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you're a ball you should go there. another church steeple overlooks the village of god the border now a district of weimar. there are many churches and tearing and this one became almost won't famous. that was thanks to the bow house artist lionel finding out. he often cycled through the countryside and painted on churches especially the one and. does a small exhibition in sight where you can learn more about this german american artist emotionalized the church in a total of thirteen paintings which is why it's often simply called the finding a church.
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there's another reason to visit and the hoarder. the norfolk house a studio and home made of wood which the architect and norfolk had built for himself and his family in one thousand nine hundred twenty nine. it was thirteen percent cheaper than a brick house and it took a man three days to build a shell. not a plan to mass produce a. hut on a dozen what a ball without having started at the bar house himself he'd always worked in barter will be used as planning authors. and from that can be in your position he produced excellent results. agapemone supported. that became famous for architects data a reference book on building design. published in one thousand nine hundred six it's still a standard work for architects the world over. the house embodied the idea of living and working under one roof the north that foundation now uses his former offices
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for conferences everything is functional down to the last detail in the house and in the garden. that for all in all these and notes all this most notably he integrated the use of the garden into his all round design for a living killed so how did somebody for instance see at a subsistence garden made. the premise was that even in financially hard times a family of four could survive for a year with a garden like this if you could figure for me the year i. need so i don't gotta believe. it's well worth staying and gun of order and to leave me when a light installation illuminates the church and finding his car less.
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my last stop in viable is the illusion. in this restaurant people from the balls had wild parties students and masters together. and there were legendary costume parties. the post students could eat in the restaurant for relatively little money and they love to come here even though the decor is anything but suppose. one hundred years of balls two thousand nine hundred is it anniversary work is being carried out everywhere to get things ready i was surprised how many traces i found anyway if you're also interested in the early years of the boathouse you should visit next year now it's time for me to check out the local cuisine in view interested bye bye see you next time.
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