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What is Walter Gropius most recognized for?

His founding role in the Bauhaus School

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Where was Walter Gropius born?

Berlin, Germany

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What did Gropius do in the footsteps of his father and great-uncle?

He became an architect

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Who did Walter Gropius begin work in the Berlin firm of?

Peter Behrens in 1908

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Who did Gropius met who would serve as trailblazers in modern architecture?

Adolf Meyer, Mies can der Rohe, Charles Edouard Jeanneret

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What happened to Walter Gropius during World War One?

He was wounded on the Western Front

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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

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What two important artists did Gropius hire as faculty for the Bauhaus?

Wassily Kadinsky and Paul Klee

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What kind of approach did the Bauhaus take to learning?

A workshop approach inspired by medieval guilds that focused on hands-on experiences

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When did the Bauhaus move to Dessau?

In 1925

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When did Gropius leave the Bauhaus?

In 1928

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When did Gropius leave Nazi Germany?

In 1934

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Who did Gropius work with in Great Britain during the 1930's?

Maxwell Fry

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Where did Gropius take a teaching post in the United States?

At Harvard Graduate School

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What Bauhaus colleague took a job at Harvard Graduate School along with Gropius?

Marcel Breuer

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Wht house did Breuer and Gropius design in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania?

Alan I. W. Frank House

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What was Gropius's last major work?

Tower East in Shaker Heights, Ohio

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When did Gropius die?

In 1969

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Gropius was a citizen of what country when he died?

A citizen of the United States

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What did Gropius design the Bauhaus in Deasau to create?

An ideal environment for art production

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What are the three main components of the Bauhaus campus?

The workshop building, the studio building and the evocational lschool

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The workshop wing of the Bauhaus Building reflected Gropius's ideals for what new architectural form?

International Style

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What are the predominant materials used in Bauhaus Building?

Concrete and glass

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What typeface is the word Bauhaus set in?

Sans-serif typeface

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Where did the International Style have a lasting influence?

In The United States and Europe

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What Dutch movement sought a universal style of art production that was free of historical and nationalistic references?

The De Stijl movement