Welcome to The Cat’s Laugh. This blog is named after a phrase in Hannes Meyer’s 1928 text “building”. Meyer wrote: “all life is function and therefore not artistic. the idea of the ‘composition of a dock’ is enough to make a cat laugh!”. Meyer was the second director of the Bauhaus at Dessau from 1928-30.
I always thought the phrase was funny and Meyer is such a fascinating figure, his legacy at the Bauhaus relatively unknown by the general public. There may be some future post on Hannes Meyer, but the blog is really intended as a way to share images and ideas about architecture and design. I hope you enjoy it!