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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Herbert Bayer, American (Haag, Austria 1900 - 1985 Santa Barbara, CA)
Walter Gropius, German (Berlin, Germany 1883 - 1969 Boston, Mass., USA)
Apartment House Communal Rooms for Werkbund Exhibition, Paris, 1930: Interior perspective, bar
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Transparent and opaque watercolor, black ink, over graphite on off-white wove paper
42 x 57.1 cm (16 9/16 x 22 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in black ink at l.r.: herbert bayer 1930
  • label: Removed from backing board: Exhibition: Marcel Breuer: Furniture and Interiors / Artist: Hervert Bayer / Title/Date: Communal Rooms for Apt. House-Hotel. 1930 / Medium: Ink, wash, gouache,and pencil on artist's board / Museum No.: 74. / Box No.: 3 / The Museums of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street, New York, New York 10019
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Walter Gropius
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Winfried Nerdinger, Walter Gropius: The Architect Walter Gropius Drawings, Prints, Photographs, Complete Project Catalog, exh. cat., Busch-Reisinger Museum and Gebr. Mann Verlag (Cambridge and Berlin, 1985), pp. 142-3, ill. (color)

Freiräume: Häuser, die Geschichte machten, 1920 bis 1940, HypoVereinsbank (Munich, 1998), p. 153, color illus.

Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), p. 102

Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund, Walter Gropius: An Illustrated Biography, Phaidon Press (London and New York, 2022), pp. 148-149, fig. 20, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

A Tribute to Walter Gropius, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 05/16/1983 - 07/01/1983

32Q: 1520 Art in Germany Between the Wars (Interwar and Bauhaus), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/10/2016 - 01/26/2017

The Bauhaus and Harvard, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/08/2019 - 07/28/2019

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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