The Auerbach House by Walter Gropius with Adolf Meyer
Barbara Happe, Martin S. Fischer
The then Bauhaus director Walter Gropius built the Auerbach house, his first private home, in 1924. The villa in Jena, realized in collaboration with Adolf Meyer, is one of the most important testimonies to the beginnings of the Bauhaus. The authentic colored interior is particularly outstanding. It was only during the restoration of the house that it was discovered that all the interior walls were colored according to Alfred Arndt's design. Today the house, preserved in almost all of its details, shines again in its original 37 pastel tones.
This book also tells the moving story of the Jewish couple Auerbach, who shaped social life in Jena at the turn of the century, who socialized with Edvard Munch, fought for women's rights and with this house also set an example against the expulsion of the Bauhaus from Weimar.
9.2018, Jovis Verlag
136 pp., colored and b/w ills., hardcover
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Das Buch behandelt Leben und Werk der Bauhäusler, die nach 1937 in die USA auswanderten.
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