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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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Walter Gropius's philosophy, his functionalist designs, and his renowned teaching abilities profoundly influenced the modern movement in Western architecture. As chairman of the Department of Architecture in the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, he headed the top architecture school in the United States from 1938 to 1952. Under his direction Harvard architecture students began learning by doing, a technique he applied at the Bauhaus, the German school of architecture and design he had established in the early 1900s. While at Bauhaus, Gropius made a name for himself in architecture, furniture design, industrial design, and city planning. Other examples of his work include residences, housing developments, prefabricated houses, theaters, academic buildings, and factories constructed in the United States, Germany, and England.

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