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Walter Gropius
(1883-1969) born on
May 18
German architect. He was a leader of the Bauhaus school of design; co-designed the Pan Am Building, NYC with Pietro Belluschi.
         
   
F
Architects, painters, and sculptors must recognize anew and learn to grasp the composite character of a building both as an entity and in its separate parts. Only then will their work be imbued with the architectonic spirit . . .

R
Only work which is the product of inner compulsion can have spiritual meaning.
A
Architecture begins where engineering ends.
N
Specialists are people who always repeat the same mistakes.
K
If your contribution has been vital there will always be somebody to pick up where you left off, and that will be your claim to immortality.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Bauhaus Proclamation," April 1919; reprinted in "The Bauhaus, ch. 2, by Hans Wingler, 1962.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: To Harvard Department of Architecture, quoted in "Architects on Architecture," ed. Paul Heyer, 1978.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
   


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