Through the Lens of Bayer: The Aesthetic Beauty of Bauhaus Comes to Life
Herbert Bayer, a Bauhaus-trained artist and designer, settled in Aspen in 1946. Invited by Aspen Institute founder Walter Paepcke, Bayer’s legacy, spanning 30 years in Aspen, is palpable across the campus here: architecture to landscape, painting to sculpture, tapestry to wall-scape. A prolific artist and designer, often referred to as a polymath given the breadth of his artistic genius, Bayer created in Aspen the fullest expression of the Bauhaus movement in America. In this discussion with Aspen Institute CEO Dan Porterfield, curator Bernard Jazzar dives deep into the designer’s multifaceted achievements, examining Bayer’s aesthetic and celebrating the rich body of work explored uniquely and importantly at the highly anticipated Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies, opening on the Institute campus this week.