The term modernism comes to describe the thought and practice in art, design, and architecture that were initiated by the fathers of the Modern Movement in the early part of the 20th century. While it is rather a complex term to fully define in the scope of this blog, it was fully substantiated before WWII in one exhibition, Die Wohnung (“The Dwelling”), held in Stuttgart, Germany from July to September of 1927. An important moment in the development of Modernism in architecture, the exhibition was initiated by the Werkbund, a national organization in Germany.
It consisted of buildings by such , European architects as Mies van der Rohe, who was also in charge of the project on behalf of the city of Stuttgart, Le Corbusier, and Bruno Taut. Advertised as a prototype of future workers' housing, the poster, which promoted the exhibition, is considered a milestone in modernist design.