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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Alfred Arndt, German (Elbing 1898 - 1976 Darmstadt)
Architect: Walter Gropius, German (Berlin, Germany 1883 - 1969 Boston, Mass., USA)
Housing Development, Dessau-Törten, exterior color scheme, building type 1, isometric
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Opaque watercolor, black and brown inks brushed and spattered on cream wove paper
88.8 x 107.3 cm (34 15/16 x 42 1/4 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
Walter Gropius (1922-1969) gift; to the Busch-Reisinger Museum.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Walter Gropius
© 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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Publication History

  • Bauhaus: Dessau, Chicago, New York, exh. cat., DuMont (Cologne, Germany, 2000), no. 64
  • Leah Dickerman and Barry Bergdoll, Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, exh. cat., ed. David Frankel, Museum of Modern Art, New York (New York, 2009), cat. no. 311, p. 234, color repr.
  • Andreas Schwarting, Die Siedlung Dessau-Torten: Rationalitat als asthetisches Programm, Thelem (Dresden, Germany, 2010), p. 28, fig. 9, ill.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty and Eva Forgas, Bauhaus: Art as Life, exh. cat., Barbican Art Gallery and Koenig Books Ltd (London, 2012), p. 218, fig. 197, ill.
  • L'Esprit du Bauhaus, exh. cat., Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris and Foundation d'entreprise Hermès (Paris, 2016), p. 217, fig. 11, ill. (color)
  • Morgan Ridler, "The Bauhaus Wall-Painting Workshop: Mural Painting to Wallpapering, Art to Product" (2016), p. 229-280

Exhibition History

  • Visions Urbaines, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Tokyo, 06/24/1996 - 09/16/1996
  • Bauhaus: Dessau-Chicago-New York, Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, 08/12/2000 - 11/12/2000
  • Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 11/08/2009 - 01/25/2010
  • Bauhaus: Art as Life, Barbican Centre, London, 05/03/2012 - 08/12/2012
  • 32Q: 1520 Art in Germany Between the Wars (Interwar and Bauhaus), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/24/2016 - 08/10/2016
  • The Bauhaus and Harvard, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/08/2019 - 07/28/2019

Subjects and Contexts

  • The Bauhaus

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