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Always a Part of the Present
No other name is mentioned as often in the context of the Bauhaus as that of Walter Gropius. This is no coincidence. An essential secret of his enduring success is the effective network of loyal employ- ees and friends that the Bauhaus founder kept alive and nurtured far beyond the end of his university.
How the Bauhaus found its way back to Europe
We tend to see the influence of the Bauhaus on the USA as a one-way street. In fact, the fertilisation was reciprocal and continues to this day.
Bauhaus love stories
The Bauhaus did not only bring together art and craftsmanship, but also surprisingly many couples.
Gropius appointed Josef Albers as a young master before he had even qualified as a journeyman. He was in charge of the preliminary course, where he formulated a pioneering approach to art education.
Josef Albers designed his well-known windows for Haus Sommerfeld and the Grassi Museum in Leipzig in the stained glass workshop. It closed in 1925 due to a lack of orders.