Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus

The Spirit of Modernist Architecture

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Bauhaus Building, Dessau, 1926 by Walter Gropius. Photo by Stephen Bau, October 6, 2011.
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Fagus-Werk shoe last factory, Alfeld, Germany. Photo: Wikipedia.
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Cathedral: Original Title of “Bauhaus” Program by Lyonel Feininger, 1919. Image: MoMA.
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Bauhaus signet from 1922, designed by Oskar Schlemmer. Image: Bauhaus 100.
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Bauhaus Building, Dessau, 1926 by Walter Gropius. Photos by Stephen Bau, October 6, 2011.
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Bauhaus Building, Dessau, 1925–1926: Second floor plan. Image: Harvard Art Museums.

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Designer, writer, educator, social architect, founder, Builders Collective, Leading with Design. https://stephenbau.com

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