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This paper looks at the life and architectural career of Walter Gropius, as well as German architecture and Gropius' contribution to architecture during his lifetime. The paper looks at Gropius's contribution to functionalism and abstraction and Germany's rejection of these schools of art.
From the Paper:"Germany's high culture of the late medieval period was followed by a slow decline. In the seventeenth century the Thirty Year's War wrecked her material and political potential for more than a century. In the late eighteenth century, during a period of political importance, classic German literature was produced in the small princely courts. In the early nineteenth century, a thin layer of highly cultivated individuals began to produce Romantic poetry and music, at a time when Germany as a whole was pervaded by a depressing political reaction, which expressed itself in bitter opposition to economic freedom in the development of commerce and industry."
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Walter Gropius (2004, March 29) Retrieved August 15, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/essay/walter-gropius-50169/
"Walter Gropius" 29 March 2004. Web. 15 August. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/essay/walter-gropius-50169/>