In part one (Side A) of this lecture Anthony Mann gives the history and context of the Bauhaus school. Mann emphasizes its focus on a materials concentrated program, ones which do not label by discipline or medium but by materials in use. He also covers its roots in being a trade school and art school, and how that is reflected in its educational style. In part two (Side B) of this lecture Mann continues his lecture on the Bauhaus school. Mann discusses the relationship between instructors and students, and how the Bauhaus created a new language in design that had not previously existed. Mann also talks about the interchangeable relationship between trades and design, using the example that his skills as a designer would also make him a successful carpenter.