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Walter Gropius City Planning Architecture Bauhaus 1942 RARE
1942. Author(s): Gropius, Walter & Martin Wagner. Title: Housing as a townbuilding problem; a post-war housing problem for the students of the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, February-March, 1942. Year: 1942 Walter Gropius (1883-1969, founder of tthe Bauhaus School and one of the principle builders of modern architecture) and Martin Wagner (1888-1957) were thinking of a new type of town , of a different sort of settlement for people, when they wrote this exercise instructional for their Harvard course. Housing as a town building problem, written during the war in 1942, was intended to be an exercise (or problem ), a case to be studied by the students in the departments of landscape architecture and the graduate school of design at Harvard. The class opened with this rare pamphlet as a basis for course work, given to the students on 2 Feb 1942, with the problem s answers expected to be on Gropius desk five weeks later. Gropius and Martin put a tough, wide-ranging, landscape-changing question and expected answers in a very short period of time, though they definitely had a very structured plan and approach to dealing with massive implications of their exercise. The theory was outlined there in the paper, of course, and was expanded much more fully in class. And then there was this: a full page of datelines and expectations, a way of dealing with a large problem in logical chunks, adding up the answered bits, and then delivering a larger answer at the end and on time. Publisher: no indication of who published or printed this. Pages and Size: 10x8 inches,28x21cm. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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