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Identification and Creation
Object Number
BRGA.22.7
People
Walter Gropius, German (Berlin, Germany 1883 - 1969 Boston, Mass., USA)
Title
Housing Development, Dessau-Törten, 1926-1928: Isometric Construction Scheme
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Bauhaussiedlung Dessau-Törten: Konstruktionsaufbau
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1926-1928
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/220970
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Opaque watercolor with graphite over architectural photo reproduction (probably ferrogallic print) on off-white wove paper mounted to board with black linen tape borders
Dimensions
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
BRGA.22.7
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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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

Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 11/08/2009 - 01/25/2010

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

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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