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Walter Gropius: Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus by Fiona MacCarthy

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* A Times and New Statesman Book of the Year * * BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week * * Illustrated with over 130 colour photographs and drawings * ‘A masterpiece.’ Edmund de Waal ‘Commanding intelligent gripping.’ The Times From 1910 to 1930 Gropius was at the very centre of European modern art and design as the founder of the German art school the Bauhaus. Yet Gropius’s beliefs and affiliations left him little choice but to leave Germany when Hitler came to power. In this riveting book Fiona MacCarthy draws on new research to re-evaluate Gropius’s work and life. From his shattering experiences in the First World War to his turbulent marriage to the notorious Alma Mahler and the tragic early death of their daughter MacCarthy leads us through his disorientating years in London to his final peaceful and productive life in America. This is biography at its finest and most vivid.

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Weight 466 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 34 mm
Attribute Value 1

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