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Friday, June 14, 2013

Bauhaus Archiv near the Tiergarten

This building was designed by Walter Gropius in 1979, providing a home base for the documents of this famous school of architecture and modernist functional design that began in Weimar 1919 and was shut down in 1933 by the National Socialists.
It's looking a bit worn yet still has those Modernist touches. You enter from Klingelhoferstrasse, then descend, via the meandering walkway, to the courtyard and entrance to the museum and archive.
Here's a view of Wm resting on Gropius's walkway.

Inside I borrowed an excellent audio guide on the school's activities in furniture design, metalwork, stage work, photography and architecture.
I also viewed the special exhibit ON-TYPE: Texts on Typography, which unfortunately was captioned only in German.
No photos allowed of the collection, and a gift shop of lovely things.

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