Urban Typology Model Study by First Year Students
New School of Viseu
(Photo by Lucien Steil)
"Art in itself is beyond all methods; it cannot be taught. However, one can teach a trade. Architects, painters, sculptors are artisans in the true sense of the word, therefore the thourough mechanical training of all such students in workshops is an undispensable foundation for all creative activities."
Bauhaus Manifesto 1919
"We can charm art and do other friendly things for its sake; but art, substantially, comes naturally oder it does not come at all. Only craftmanship, --the first remarkable making without which art wouldn't be--, does not come by itself, but wants to be desired for, and demands insistingly to be learnt. It requires understanding, and reason above all. Wherever we aspire for understanding , we long also for a whole lot of craftmanship."
Heinrich Tessenow (1916)