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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Walter Gropius, German (Berlin, Germany 1883 - 1969 Boston, Mass., USA)
Housing Development, Dessau-Törten, 1926-1928: Isometric Construction Scheme
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Bauhaussiedlung Dessau-Törten: Konstruktionsaufbau
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Opaque watercolor with graphite over architectural photo reproduction (probably ferrogallic print) on off-white wove paper mounted to board with black linen tape borders
68.3 x 81.4 cm (26 7/8 x 32 1/16 in.)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Walter Gropius
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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Publication History

  • Hasan-Uddin Khan, International style : modernist architecture from 1925 to 1965, Taschen (Cologne, Germany, 1998), p. 98
  • Peter Gössel, ed., Architecture in the Twentieth Century, Tashen (Köln, 2001), p. 158, b/w illus.
  • 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. 310, p. 234, color repr.
  • Andreas Schwarting, Die Siedlung Dessau-Torten: Rationalitat als asthetisches Programm, Thelem (Dresden, Germany, 2010), p. 60, fig. 35, ill.
  • Morgan Ridler, "The Bauhaus Wall-Painting Workshop: Mural Painting to Wallpapering, Art to Product" (2016), p. 229-280
  • Magdalena Droste, Bauhaus 1919-1933, Taschen and Bauhaus-Archiv (Cologne, 2019), p. 212, ill. (color)
  • Magdalena Droste, Bauhaus 1919-1933 (mini version), Taschen and Bauhaus-Archiv (Cologne, 2019), p. 278, ill. (color)
  • Rainer Schützeichel, "Eintheilung der Gebäude': Vom Modul zum Baukasten", Hochschule München, Fakultät Architektur, Hochschule München, Fakultät für Architektur (Munich, 2021), n.p., ill. (color)
  • Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund, Walter Gropius: An Illustrated Biography, Phaidon Press (London and New York, 2022), p. 111, fig. 43, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

Subjects and Contexts

  • The Bauhaus

Verification Level

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