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 (grō′pē-əs), Walter Adolph 1883-1969.
German-born American architect. Founder of the Bauhaus school of design, he exerted tremendous influence on modern architecture.


(Biography) Walter. 1883–1969, US architect, designer, and teacher, born in Germany. He founded (1919) and directed (1919–28) the Bauhaus in Germany. His influence stemmed from his adaptation of architecture to modern social needs and his pioneering use of industrial materials, such as concrete and steel. His buildings include the Fagus factory at Alfeld (1911) and the Bauhaus at Dessau (1926)


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Walter, 1883–1969, German architect, in the U.S. after 1937.
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The roll call of emigres who were able to leave Germany, Austria and Hungary after the Nazis came to power reads like a Who's Who of large sections of modem Anglo-American life: Sir Ernst Gombrich, Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, Arthur Koestler, Lord Weidenfeld, Sir Karl Popper, Sir Alexander Korda, Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Stefan Zweig, Schoenberg, Hindemith, Bartok, Milhaud, Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, Bertolt Brecht and many others.
Los antecedentes directos de estas arquitecturas recientes hay que buscarlos en las singulares e iluminadas propuestas de Bruno Taut, las cajas de vidrio de Ludwig Mies van der Rohe y en los edificios industriales de Walter Gropius.
Better known for its design and painting workshops taught BY such luminaries as Paul Klee, Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Moholy-Nagy, Kandinsky, Feininger and others, this handsome publication centers on the lesser known, but longest standing of all Bauhaus workshops.
As director, Gropius managed to attract a dream team of artists to the school, including Mies van der Rohe, Kandinsky, and Klee, among others.
Brian Keith-Smith and Bernd Vogelsang discuss Lothar Schreyer's cultic concept of drama and show how he was mistakenly invited to work at the Bauhaus at the precise juncture when Gropius had given up his utopian quest to train craftsmen who would build 'die Kathedrale der Zukunft' and was orienting the Bauhaus's training programme more towards the productive needs of a modern industrial economy.
Studied as the architectural school founded by Walter Gropius, through the influence of some of its "masters"--Paul Klee, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Josef Albers--or simply through its recognizable innovations--tubular chairs, stark and clean architectural lines, and bold geometric designs--most scholars view the Bauhaus as the expression of the modernist--and masculine--mind of the twentieth century.
Fleeing the Nazi regime, he moved to England and then to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he formed a partnership with Walter Gropius, his colleague from the Bauhaus.
The winners of this conflict, who include Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe, are generally better known than those who lost it and in the process lost their careers.
NEW YORK -- TIAA-CREF, a leading financial services provider, today announced it has acquired an 80 percent interest in the Berlin shopping center Gropius Passagen through a joint venture investment with mfi management fur immobilien AG, a major German shopping center manager and developer.
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IT is encouraging to learn that an architect of such world eminence as Dr Walter Gropius is favourably impressed by the scale of reconstruction work in Birmingham and particularly by our Ring Road scheme.