The Isokon Gallery 2017 seasonal feature presents a concise synopsis of Gropius’s life and work
4 March — 29 October 2017
Saturdays & Sundays
Walter Gropius (1883–1969) was the most famous of the many distinguished residents of the Isokon building. His arrival in 1934 marked the end of a brilliant early career in Germany where he achieved ground-breaking industrial buildings at Alfeld and Cologne (1911 and 1914) and became Director of the Bauhaus in 1919, designing its new campus at Dessau in 1925.
His period in England was a constant struggle to find work, though did produce several realised projects, most notably the Impington Village College in Cambridgeshire, built in partnership with Maxwell Fry. An invitation to become Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design signaled the end of his brief residency in London, and in 1937 he left for the USA where he would soon form The Architects Collaborative practice and achieve many significant projects.
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