Bauhaus Design – The Bauhaus School of Design, which operated in Germany between 1919 – 1933, established one of the most significant design styles of the 20th century. Its main characteristics were functionalism and, non-ornamental geometric shapes, as well as curved features. Bauhaus designs, introduced to Jerusalem by Jewish architects and designers, who immigrated to Palestine from Germany and Central Europe since the mid-1920s, was prevalent in the Rehavia Neighborhood and in the City Center in the 1930s and 1940s. Some Bauhaus buildings were also built, during this period, in the affluent Arab neighborhoods of Talbieh and Katamon in South-West Jerusalem. In the late 20th century some Neo-Bauhaus design features re-emerged in Jerusalem. The revival of the elegant 1930s style was in reaction to the expressive and sculptural Neo-Oriental and Brutalist styles, which had dominated Jerusalem’s urban scene since the early 1970s.