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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.accessioned2013-07-29T16:47:24Z
dc.date.available2013-07-29T16:47:24Z
dc.date.issued1925-1926en_US
dc.identifier227225en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2193en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/135008
dc.descriptionKandinsky House overall view, the south elevation, west side; 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 semidetached houses are essentially all the same: Each half of the house shares the same floor plan, albeit mirrored and rotated by 90°. Only on the second floor do the halves of the houses differ; the western section always features two additional rooms. The reconstructed Kandinsky/Klee House is today used by the city of Dessau for exhibitions and events. Comprehensive renovation work on the preserved Masters’ Houses started in 1992. The Kandinsky/Klee House is particularly fascinating because of its interior colour design which was closely related to their own artistic work. 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.subjectsemidetached housesen_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.subjectBauhausen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleMasters' Houses Ensemble: Kandinsky and Klee Houseen_US
dc.title.alternativeKandinsky/Klee Houseen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-GW-MH-KK-A17en_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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