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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Walter Gropius, German (Berlin, Germany 1883 - 1969 Boston, Mass., USA)
Total Theater for Erwin Piscator, Berlin, 1927: Isometric Drawing
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Ink, gouache and spatter paint on composition board
82.8 x 108.4 cm (32 5/8 x 42 11/16 in.)
frame: 95.4 x 123.3 x 3.2 cm (37 9/16 x 48 9/16 x 1 1/4 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

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. 372, p. 273, color repr. p. 272

Bauhaus Saxony, exh. cat., Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig (Leipzig, 2019), pp. 129-130, fig. 72, ill. (color)

Claudia Quiring and Hans-Georg Lippert, ed., Dresdner Moderne 1919-1933: Neue Ideen für Stadt, Architektur und Menschen, exh. cat., Sandstein Verlag (Dresden, 2019), pp. 63-64, fig. 7, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

Walter Gropius' Total Theater Design of 1927: "A Variable Theater-Instrument", Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge

Modernism: Designing a New World, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 04/06/2006 - 07/23/2006; MARTa Herford, Herford, 09/16/2006 - 01/07/2007

Modell Bauhaus, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin-Kreuzberg, 07/22/2009 - 10/04/2009

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

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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