Steampunk is called as subgenre of the science fiction. It is also the subgenre of the speculative fiction and fantasy. It is also referred to as the design and fashion that includes the historical elements. Steampunk can also be considered as the work or design that is set in an era. This term became very popular in the 19th century. The steampunk works are often set in the 19th century Victorian era or the American Wild West (Rozmus, 2011). This is because such work is associated with the post-apocalyptic future where the steam power was of great significance.
The fantasy world set in steampunk mainly employs the steam power. The term Steampunk was originated in 1980s by an author of science fiction, K. W. Jeter. The main reason behind the origination of this term was that Jeter was trying to find appropriate term about his work. While Jeter was responsible for the origination of the term, William Gibson and Bruce Sterling introduced the term in a genre through their book The Difference Engine (Rozmus, 2011). Steampunk was the genre of science fiction that mainly displayed the steam powered machineries instead of the advanced technology (Tanenbaum, Tanenbaum & Wakkary, 2012). There are many authors, who have created the steampunk setting in this book. Steampunk can be mainly associated with the technology that was displayed in 80’s. Some of the early steampunk science fictions were written by Jules Verne and HG Wells (Tanenbaum, Tanenbaum & Wakkary, 2012).
The Bauhaus was the famous German Art School that was operational between the period of 1919 and 1933. This art school was founded in the city of Weimar in Germany, by the German architect called Walter Gropius (Droste, 2002). The main objective of this school of arts was a radical concept. This radical concept was to re-imagine the entire material world and display the unity of all kinds of arts. The school was set up to reunite art and design that included the combination of art, architecture, sculpture, and painting in the single creative form. According to Droste (2002), “seventy years after the foundation in Weimar, the Bauhaus has become a concept and has indeed a catchphrase all over the world” (p. 6). The curriculum of the school was craft based that was for artisans as well as for the designers so that they could become the efficient artisans and designers and would be able to create beautiful and useful objects. This curriculum developed as new “style” that was later called as the “Bauhaus Style” (Bergdoll & Dickerman, 2009). The teacher working the Bauhas received great fame and many leading artists of those times were associated with school. Some of the significant teaching strategies used in the Bauhaus by Johannes Itten, Lazlo Moholynagy and Josef Albers were internationally adapted in the curriculum of art and design institutes and these strategies are still flourishing all over the world (Bergdoll & Dickerman, 2009).