Flashcards in Bauhaus Building Deck (26):
What is Walter Gropius most recognized for?
His founding role in the Bauhaus School
Where was Walter Gropius born?
What did Gropius do in the footsteps of his father and great-uncle?
He became an architect
Who did Walter Gropius begin work in the Berlin firm of?
Peter Behrens in 1908
Who did Gropius met who would serve as trailblazers in modern architecture?
Adolf Meyer, Mies can der Rohe, Charles Edouard Jeanneret
What happened to Walter Gropius during World War One?
He was wounded on the Western Front
What happened to Walter Gropius immediately after the war?
He became director of an important arts school in Weimer which he renamed the Bauhaus School
What two important artists did Gropius hire as faculty for the Bauhaus?
Wassily Kadinsky and Paul Klee
What kind of approach did the Bauhaus take to learning?
A workshop approach inspired by medieval guilds that focused on hands-on experiences
When did the Bauhaus move to Dessau?
When did Gropius leave the Bauhaus?
When did Gropius leave Nazi Germany?
Who did Gropius work with in Great Britain during the 1930's?
Where did Gropius take a teaching post in the United States?
At Harvard Graduate School
What Bauhaus colleague took a job at Harvard Graduate School along with Gropius?
Wht house did Breuer and Gropius design in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania?
Alan I. W. Frank House
What was Gropius's last major work?
Tower East in Shaker Heights, Ohio
When did Gropius die?
Gropius was a citizen of what country when he died?
A citizen of the United States
What did Gropius design the Bauhaus in Deasau to create?
An ideal environment for art production
What are the three main components of the Bauhaus campus?
The workshop building, the studio building and the evocational lschool
The workshop wing of the Bauhaus Building reflected Gropius's ideals for what new architectural form?
What are the predominant materials used in Bauhaus Building?
Concrete and glass
What typeface is the word Bauhaus set in?
Where did the International Style have a lasting influence?
In The United States and Europe