Sunday, May 18, 2008

Happy Birthday, Walter Gropius

These photos, again, are from the Bauhaus Museum in Weimar.  

Life in Weimar really wasn't that easy for the Bauhaus crew.  They didn't quite mesh with most of the citizens of the city, due (in large part) to their religious persuasions and art|design proclivities.  Famously, it was, mostly (from what I remember reading) that little religous problem that shut the school down far too soon.  

Walter Gropius and his crew persisted, and we are all the beneficiaries.  To go to the museum, and see just how much of the 20th century was birthed in that little city, is purely astonishing.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Gropius, and thanks for your vision.  So very glad it wasn't just a dream.