Journal article

GROPIUS: THE MAN WHO BUILT THE BAUHAUS

Max Holleran

NEW REPUBLIC | New Republic | Published : 2019

Abstract

Out of the ruins of war, Walter Gropius made a vital political community. ARCHITECTURE IS A NOTORIOUSLY egotistical profession. One person, usually an older man, often takes credit for a lengthy and multifaceted process of planning and construction. It does not help that many famous architects hardly eschew the mantle of auteur genius. Instead, they embrace their star status with gusto, downplaying the army of engineers, designers, and junior architects who support them. Some of the biggest names in modern architectural history—Frank Lloyd Wright, Oscar Niemeyer, and Philip Johnson—lived well into, or past, their nineties, sketching ideas on paper napkins for their studios to complete. The ..

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