Walter Gropius

Walter Gropius

Fiona MacCarthy

Bauhaus was more than an art school – it was the birth of a new way of thinking. In this majestic biography of its charismatic founder, Fiona MacCarthy argues that Walter Gropius’s visionary ideas still influence the way we live today.  Walter Gropius: Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus traces the story of this ground-breaking architect: his shattering experiences in World War I, his turbulent relationship with Alma Mahler, his concept of the Bauhaus as a gathering of talents that included Kandinsky, Klee and Moholy-Nagy, and his agonized decision to leave Nazi Germany in 1933 for a new life first in England, than in America. This modern reassessment of Gropius’ life is biography at its finest and most vivid, and will be published to celebrate the Bauhuas centenary in 2019.

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Publication Date: 7th March 2019