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The Bauhaus at the Harvard Art Museums

Because the founder of the Weimar German Bauhaus School, Walter Gropius, served as Professor and Chair of Harvard’s Department of Art and Architecture between 1937 and 1952, Harvard’s Busch-Reisinger Museum includes one of the world’s largest collections of original Bauhaus art and designed products (more than 30,000 items), largely donated by those associated with the movement and its pedagogy, as well as a significant body of Gropius’s papers and other archival material. 148 more words

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Haiku, Gustav And Walter And Franz

“The loveliest girl – in Vienna was Alma, – the smartest as well”

Intervista con gli studenti Bauhaus

Poco dopo ‘inaugurazione del Bauhaus, nell’aprile 1919, appariva un opuscolo degli studenti della scuola – “Der Austausch” -, una pubblicazione che ebbe vita breve: tre numeri nel 1919 (maggio, giugno, luglio) e rappresentò una possibilità di espressione da parte degli studenti, che avrebbe difficilmente potuto ripetersi nella storia travagliata della Scuola stessa. 6,657 more words

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IT’S ALWAYS RISKY paraphrasing old song titles, but it seemed too good to pass up “Come On-A My House” by singer Rosemary Clooney, George’s aunt. In truth, I’m early in celebrating the centenary of the Bauhaus architectural movement coming in 2019. 633 more words

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Bauhaus Thinking

A creaky old guy like me doesn’t often get this close to the ground. (Unless of course I’ve fallen.) But yesterday in Lincoln, Mass at the Gropius house I couldn’t resist this view. 89 more words


Those wannabe Nazi courtiers

Yesterday, drawing on Jonathan Petropoulos’s fascinating book Artists under Hitler, we began taking a look at various German cultural figures who, during the Nazi era, chose not to flee their country and instead tried to find a modus vivendi with Hitler. 730 more words


Archive Exhibition Review • WHEN MARCEL MET MOTLEY • Chelsea College of Art & Design • 2006

Did you know that those influential stage designers Motley used to run a couture fashion house? Well, I certainly didn’t, but in 1936 – by which time they had already made their mark designing costumes for John Gielgud’s productions of… 454 more words