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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.
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 . . .

Only work which is the product of inner compulsion can have spiritual meaning.
Architecture begins where engineering ends.
Specialists are people who always repeat the same mistakes.
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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