Mary C. Woodward is Lead Guide at The Gropius House in Lincoln, MA
The Bauhaus was an interactive, collaborative school of art and architecture founded in Germany in 1919. For nearly ten years, Gropius oversaw the development and evolution of the Bauhaus. Their basic tenets of simplicity, efficiency and lack of ornament became the foundation of all things “modern” in the 20th century.
Gropius continued to expand the Bauhaus design principles as he moved from Germany to England and finally to live and work in Massachusetts. His home in Lincoln, completed in 1938, is a world-recognized gem, a brilliant expression of his stated mission: “to bring New England architecture into the 20th century.” During this talk, we will see many images of that home, now open to the public as part of Historic New England’s collection of properties.