Walter Gropious

Walter Gropius could be considered a triple threat since he was an educator, designer and architect, but he’s mostly known for the founding of the famous Bauhaus School. He was also one of the most important architects of the 20th century. Walter Adolph Georg Gropius was born on May 18, 1883 in Berlin and he was the third child born to Walter, who was also an architect, and Manon. Later in life, he married Alma Mahler and they had one child, who was named after Walter’s mother, and their daughter passed away at the age of eighteen. Gropius and Mahler divorced in 1920, and Walter married Ise Frank in 1923, which he remained with until their death (Wikipedia: Walter Gropius). His ...

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In 1910, he left Behrens to work as partners with Adolph Meyer in Berlin until sometime between1924 and 1925. Working with Adolph Meyer was one of the best decisions of Gropius’ career because this is when he designed some of his most significant and well known buildings of his time. Walter and Adolph share the credit for the Faguswerk in Germany, which immediately established Gropius as being an important architect. These two designed glass curtain walls called a facade, which were “extensive glass exterior and narrow piers”. They took out the solid elements in the corners which gave the impression that the building was glass-enclosed (German American Corner). This building demonstrated the modernist principle (Wikipedia: Bauhaus School).
His next major work was an Administration Building for the Werkbund Exhibition in 1914, but World War 1 interrupted his career in 1914. During the war he served as a sergeant major at the Western Front, where he was wounded and almost ...

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because it focused on the idea of creating a total work with all of the arts. The style of Bauhaus became one of the most influential in modern architecture and design. The Bauhaus School had one of the largest influences on the developments in art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design and typography (Impact of Bauhaus).
In 1925, the Bauhaus School was forced to move to Dessau. Dessau was where a modern architecture was constructed. In Dessau, the Bauhaus was several connected buildings where each building contained an important part of the school, such as one building was administration. The workshop wing was by far the most striking part of the ...

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