Gropius

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Taschen, 2004 - Architecture - 96 pages
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Born and educated in Germany, Walter Gropius (1883-1969) belongs to the select group of architects that massively influenced the international development of modern architecture. As the founding director of the Bauhaus, Gropius made inestimable contributions to his field, to the point that knowing his work is crucial to understanding Modernism. His early buildings, such Fagus Boot-Last Factory and the Bauhaus Building in Dessau, with their use of glass and industrial features, are still indispensable points of reference. After his emigration to the United States, he influenced the education of architects there and became, along with Mies van der Rohe, a leading proponent of the International Style.
 

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Contents

Introduction 16 Fagus Factory
9
Office and Factory Buildings
22
Sommerfeld Residence
27
Memorial for the Victims of the Kapp Putsch
31
Chicago Tribune Tower
33
Auerbach Residence
35
Bauhaus Building
37
Houses for the Bauhaus Masters
45
Siemensstadt Housing Estate
71
NonFerrous Metal Section
73
Cropius Residence
74
Craduate Center Harvard University
80
Block of Flats for the Interbau
83
Pan Am Airways Building
85
Thomas Glassworks
87
Bauhaus Archives
89

Torten Housing Estate
55
Total Theatre
59
Employment Office
63
Dammerstock Housing Estate
67
Life and Work
91
Maps
94
LiteratureCredits
96
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