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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germanyen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1925-1926 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorGropius, Walteren_US
dc.date1925-1926en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-29T16:47:11Z
dc.date.available2013-07-29T16:47:11Z
dc.date.issued1925-1926en_US
dc.identifier227215en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2191en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/134998
dc.descriptionBack elevation; In 1925, the city of Dessau commissioned Walter Gropius with the construction of three semidetached houses for the Bauhaus masters and a detached house for its director. The plot lies in a small pine-tree wood where Ebertallee stands today. In 1926, Gropius and the Bauhaus masters László Moholy-Nagy and Lyonel Feininger, Georg Muche and Oskar Schlemmer as well as Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee were able to move in with their families. With this ensemble of buildings, Gropius aimed, using industrially prefabricated and simple “building block” construction elements, to put the principles of efficient construction into practice--both in relation to the architecture and the building process itself. The standardisation of construction elements was, however, in view of the technical resources available at the time, only partially realised. During the war, the Director’s House was almost completely destroyed; it is going to be reconstructed in 2011 by BFM Architects, Berlin. The Feininger House now stands alone; the Moholy-Nagy wing/part was destroyed; this is also going to be reconstructed in 2011. Source: Bauhaus Dessau [website]; http://www.bauhaus-dessau.de/ (accessed 5/8/2011)en_US
dc.format.mediumconcrete; glass; steel; wooden_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectHousingen_US
dc.subjectRestoration and conservationen_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.subjectBauhausen_US
dc.titleMasters' Houses: Feininger House [reconstructed]en_US
dc.title.alternativeMoholy-Nagy/Feininger Houseen_US
dc.title.alternativeKurt Weill Centreen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-GW-MH-DH-A8en_US
vra.culturalContextGermanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling), prefabricationen_US
vra.worktypehouseen_US
dc.contributor.displayWalter Gropius (American architect, 1883-1969)en_US


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