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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Gropius, Walter Adolph 1883-1969. German-born American architect. Founder of the Bauhaus school of design, he exerted tremendous influence on modern architecture.

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  • n. United States architect (born in Germany) and founder of the Bauhaus school (1883-1969)

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  • Some, such as Gropius himself, were alienated by Van Doesburg's dogmatic and aggressive views; others, such as the young Mies van der Rohe, were inspired.

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  • One of them was the Fagus-Werk, a western German shoe factory, co-designed before the First World War by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius.

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  • Fallingwater is modern in the sense that its form is untraditional, but not Modern in terms of belonging to a school of architecture like that propagated by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe and Walter Gropius.

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  • This is part of a series exploring the extraordinary variety of "modern" styles that emerged at the turn of the last century, and yet have been largely eclipsed by the art and architecture of "modernism" of the Bauhaus and Gropius mold.

    The Other Modern: Alfred Gilbert, Sculptor, and the Tomb of the Duke of Clarence

  • Even avant-gardists like Walter Gropius and Buckminster Fuller tried their hand at creating a car.

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  • Grahm Balkany, head of The Gropius in Chicago Coalition, which wants to save buildings on the Michael Reese Hospital campus (which would have been the Olympic Village site) that were designed by Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius.

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  • That includes unbuilt proposals by influential European architects, Gropius and Saarinen.

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  • It was a reaction to "the triumph of nothingness", the modernist architecture which had, by the 1960s, become the official style of the establishment in both capitalist and socialist countries, a dogmatic, high church willing to compromise with business, which reached a new low when Walter Gropius, the high priest of modernist high-mindedness, designed the Playboy Club in London.

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  • This German-American architect is often credited for the pioneering of Modern Architecture along with Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius.

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  • The Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius designed a library for Baghdad University whose towering arches, Iraqis told me decades later, symbolized an open mind.

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