genius, Walter Gropius
, the improviser of cultures and wills-- .
Thus, in 1927 Gropius
recommended the "determination of the expenditure of time and energy for each individual part of the production process during manufacture and assembly of the buildings" and the "preparation of flow charts of work on the site according to scientific business principles" (Wingler, 1983: 127; Nerdinger, 1985: 18, 20).
It is clear that she sympathizes with these Bauhaus women; yet there is a lurking sense that Gropius
and the boys were right, that the women were not as capable--or, rather, that the judgment of male masters was keener and more acute than that of the women artists who worked beside them.
Andrew Saint's commentary on Meyer, who followed Gropius
and preceded Mies as director of the Bauahus, is, I feel, worth the price of the book.
In his altered admissions policies following an influx of female students, Gropius
suggested in 1920 that "for the foreseeable future, only women of extraordinary talent be accepted at the school" (84).
A well-born Viennese socialite, she was a notoriously liberated woman; had flirtations at various times with Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka and Alban Berg; and married Mahler, Gropius
and writer Franz Werfel.
El olmo, el cual habia empezado a dar una agradable sombra sobre el dormitorio, murio de la enfermedad del olmo, y el haya, que habia sobrepasado su dimension prevista, fue trasplantada al patio del centro de graduacion de Harvard que Gropius
y sus companeros de Architects Collaborative habian construido en 1952.
Although its catalogue quickly became the most important account of the Bauhaus, it mainly emphasised the Gropius
3 The Gropius
quote is completed with the addition of the word 'umbrella'.
Kandinsky, el suizo Paul Klee, el estadunidense Lyonel Feininger, el ruso Alexei von Jawlensky, el aleman Josef Albers, el hungaro Laslo Moli-Nagy y el propio Gropius
--director de la escuela hasta 1928-- estaban siempre dispuestos a aconsejar a los alumnos con entera libertad.
From Vienna to Los Angeles, Alma Mahler-Werfel (nee Schindler) had a knack for being at the right place at the right time, and on the right man's arm--from Walter Gropius
, Bauhaus founder and her second husband, to painter Oscar Kokoschka, with whom she had a torrid affair.