Buildings and Projects
As founder of the Bauhaus school, Walter Gropius (1883–1969) is one of the icons of 20the century architecture. While his early buildings in Pomerania were still strongly marked by his teacher Peter Behrens, after an expressionistic phase focused on handicraft, he ultimately arrived at geometric abstraction. During the entire period he collaborated with other architects, founding the collective known as "The Architects Collaborative" in the US. The comprehensive monograph documents all 74 of the known buildings by Gropius that were realized, including many early works which he never publicized; but it also critically examines his unbuilt projects. The book is illustrated with new photographs by the author, historical figures, and with as new plans drawn by the author.
17.6.2019, Birkhäuser Verlag
208 pp., 300 colored and b/w ills., hardcover
bauhaus buildings dessau
In his third and last contribution within the Bauhausbücher series, the founder and long-standing director of the Bauhaus, Walter Gropius, gives a comprehensive overview of the Bauhaus in Dessau.
Begegnungen mit Walter Gropius in "The Architects Collaborative" TAC
Als Architekturlehrer fand der Emigrant Walter Gropius in Harvard 1937 seinen neuen Wirkungsort in den USA. Als Architekt bot sich ihm erst zehn Jahre später die Chance zur Bürogründung. Mit sieben jungen Partnern gründete er das Architektenkollektiv »The Architects Collaborative«. Der Autor war zwischen 1962 und 1964 Mitarbeiter bei TAC. Ihm gelingt eine einzigartige lebendige Rückschau auf Begegnungen mit Gropius, dessen Gedankenwelt und herzliche, aufmerksame Art TAC prägten.
This volume shows, in over 80 unique photographs—taken in the still empty rooms immediately after the general renovation of 1996–2006—the transparency and lightness of an exceptionally sensate modern architecture, whose surprising and bold colouration debunks the myth of a “white Modernism”.