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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.)
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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