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Bauhaus

  • The Gropius House Saturday Read: Gropius and the Bauhaus

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany, by Walter Gropius. Take a look at this New Yorker piece by Dan Chiasson reviewing Fiona MacCarthy’s just published book, “Gropius: The Man Who Built the Bauhaus.” A good primer on Gropius’ own life and his Read More >

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    May 4, 2019

  • WashPost on the Bauhaus of Tel Aviv

    The Washington Post travel section this weekend had a nice feature on the Bauhaus architecture of Tel Aviv. I just wished the piece in the paper and online had more images of the buildings. (You can see more images from my recent trip earlier this year Read More >

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    April 1, 2012

  • Modern Snapshot: Tel Aviv

    I just returned from some time exploring the modernism of Tel Aviv. I roamed around taking pictures of some of the 4,000 Bauhaus buildings in the “White City,” finally checked out the small but interesting Bauhaus Museum and toured the new and old buildings of the Tel Read More >

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    February 12, 2012

  • Modern Snapshot: Bauhaus WTOP Transmitter Station in Wheaton

    I have driven by the WTOP Transmitter Building in Wheaton too many times to count.  Always rushing somewhere, I never actually got out of the car to take a look and take a picture of this Bauhaus building on University Boulevard that was once featured in Architectural Record. I finally did today Read More >

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    December 11, 2011

  • Price Drop on Bethesda ‘Bauhaus,’ Film on Mendelsohn

    This house from 1939  is not white but it has that Bauhaus feel. It came on the market in August for $995K and is now listed at $850K.  It is on Massachusetts Avenue in Bethesda. Speaking of Bauhaus, a film about architect Erich Mendelsohn is playing this Sunday as part Read More >

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    December 1, 2011

  • Exhibit: The Bauhaus in Print

    Bauhaus, facsimile reproduction of a periodical published in Dessau by Bauhaus Dessau, 1926-1931, Nendeln, 1976, National Gallery of Art Library, David K. E. Bruce Fund
    How did the Bauhaus, which existed for only 15 years, have such an impact on modern design and thinking? The National Gallery of Art explores this question Read More >

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    September 4, 2011

  • Josef Albers Retrospective at the Hirshhorn

    Josef Albers’ “Glow” (1966). From the Hirshhorn's collection.
    On my recent visit to Tel Aviv, as I was strolling along the streets taking pictures of some of the 4,000 Bauhaus buildings and visiting the city’s Bauhaus Center, I marvelled at the impact the Bauhaus school has had on modern architecture, Read More >

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    March 1, 2010

  • Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus

    Tel Aviv—The rise of the new city of Tel Aviv and the Bauhaus school in Germany was an extraordinary confluence of events in the early years of the 20th century. Jews fleeing Europe seeking a new start and break from the past underpinned by a socialistic fervor. A Read More >

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    February 23, 2009

  • Visiting Bauhaus in Boston


    The Long Weekend column in the Post gives the inside scoop on visiting Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius’ 1938 house in Lincoln, Mass., near Boston. The home, designated a National Historic Landmark in 2002, is owned and maintained by Historic New England.

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    September 14, 2008