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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1937-1938 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorGropius, Walteren_US
dc.date1937-1938en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-20T20:37:05Z
dc.date.available2012-12-20T20:37:05Z
dc.date.issued1937-1938en_US
dc.identifier179461en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2034en_US
dc.descriptionPorch over the living room, view looking north; [The Gropius House was the family residence of noted architect Walter Gropius at 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Massachusetts. It is now owned by Historic New England. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2000. Gropius lived there until his death in 1969. All family possessions are still in place, including a remarkable collection of furniture designed by Marcel Breuer and made in the Bauhaus workshops. Artwork includes personal gifts by Josef Albers, Joan Miró, and Henry Moore.] Forced to leave Germany by the rise of the Nazi party, Gropius accepted a position at Harvard. Gropius was soon joined by several former colleagues, including Marcel Breuer and Martin Wagner. When, in 1938, he built his own house at Lincoln, MA, it was more than a desire for stability; it was a proclamation of intent and a statement of faith. The house remains one of his best works, one which integrated modern European design with the traditional techniques of New England timber construction. The rectangular prism of its basic form was enriched by a projecting screen, overhanging canopies and free-standing posts, an outrigging which reduced the old Bauhaus dependence on mass and surface and related more closely to De Stijl Constructivism. The Lincoln house was undoubtedly designed by Gropius, although formally it represented a partnership between himself and Breuer. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/ (accessed 7/13/2010)en_US
dc.format.mediumwood, brick, fieldstone; glass block; acoustical plaster; chrome banistersen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectArtists' studiosen_US
dc.subjectdomestic architectureen_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleGropius Houseen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-GW-GH-G2en_US
dc.contributor.displayWalter Gropius (American architect, 1883-1969)en_US


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