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It seems odd to me to compare the Bauhaus' version of modernism (or Soviet constructivism) with fascism/Nazism.  Yes, their industrial design was functionalist, but in an explicitly Marxist way that attempted to level, rather than reinforce, class distinctions.  They also turned away from the classicism and Romanticism that were so dear to Hitler et al.  Now, when we start thinking about the influence of the Bauhaus on the design of American cities (and particularly housing projects), the egalitarian ideal of housing for the masses becomes something else entirely....

Michael

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