From 1910 to 1930 Gropius was at the very centre of European modern art and design, as the founder of the German art school, the Bauhaus. Yet Gropius's beliefs and affiliations left him little choice but to leave Germany when Hitler came to power.
In this riveting book, Fiona MacCarthy draws on new research to re-evaluate Gropius's work and life. From his shattering experiences in the First World War to his turbulent marriage to the notorious Alma Mahler and the tragic early death of their daughter, MacCarthy leads us through his disorientating years in London, to his final peaceful and productive life in America. This is biography at its finest and most vivid.
Over de auteur:
Fiona MacCarthy (1940-2020) was a British biographer and cultural historian best known for her studies of 19th- and 20th-century art and design.
A Times and New Statesman Book of the Year
BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week
'Illustrated with over 130 colour photographs and drawings, A masterpiece.'
Edmund de Waal
'Commanding, intelligent, gripping.'
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