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THE NEW MASTERS' HOUSES IN DESSAU
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau (ed)

Spector Books, 2017
Hardcover
352 pages
Colour & B + W illutrations
ISBN: 9783944669731

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After the Dessau Masters' Houses, considered the epitome of the 20th century artists' colony, had been restored to their original state in the 1990s, a debate began on the reconstruction of the two houses destroyed in the war. In 2010, after consultation with the British star architect David Chipperfield, the decision was made to recreate the Master Houses of Gropius and Moholy-Nagy using contemporary means, rather than rebuilding them 1:1. They have now been reconstructed on the basis of designs by the Berlin firm Bruno-Fioretti-Marquez, as innovative reductions and abstractions of the original houses.

This volume describes the chequered history of the Dessau Masters' Houses, presenting the reconstructed buildings for the first time in book form,

 

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