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13.2: Research and Bibliographic Material , circa 1883-1986, undated

This subseries contains general research and bibliographic files compiled and organized by Isaacs for his work on the biography. The files contain correspondence, notes, writings, printed materials, and a few photographs. Many of the documents were created and/or authored by Walter Gropius and Ise Gropius. Large portions of these files are photocopies, although some originals can also be found; many are in German. Following is a list of the major subjects and names found in these files.
Files are arranged alphabetical by name or subject heading.
Adler - American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Includes Alcher-School, Inge, 1957, 1959.
6
48
American Association for the Advancement of Science
About building proposals.
6
49
Americans for Democratic Action - Arend, Herbert von
6
50
Argan, Givlio Carlo
6
51
Argentini, Antonio Amadeo - Augustyniak, Marian Z.
Includes clippings about Arup, Ove, 1966.
6
52
Bach to Bartlett
Includes correspondence between Reyner Banham and Ise Gropius about Bauhaus; and Alfred J. Barr, Jr., 1938.
6
53
Bartning, Otto, 1951-1957
6
54
Barucki to Bauer
Includes Fred Bassetti, 1947-1948.
6
55
Bauhaus, 1924-1983, undated
Includes correspondence with Alvar Aalto, Alfred Barr, Donald C. Dunham, Heinrich Engel, Carola W. Giedion, Fritz Hesse, Herbert Hubner, Jane Fiske McCullough, William Wurster, notes and writings about the Bauhaus by Isaacs and others, and clippings.
6
56-60
Bauhaus Archiv, 1960-1986
Includes correspondence with Peter Hahn, Hans and Heidi Wingler, Christian Wolsdorff, exhibition announcements and clippings.
7
1-7
Bayer, Herbert and Joella, 1932-1981
Includes correspondence with Ise Gropius, writings by and about Herbert Bayer.
7
8-14
Behrens, Peter - Bellman
7
15
Beneman, Maria, undated
7
16
Berg, Alban - Berlin
7
17
Bernberger, Maschinen Fabrik - Beyer, 1964-1968, undated
7
18
Bibliographies Regarding Walter Gropius, undated
7
19-21
Bill, Max, 1945-1979
About the Hochschule fur Gestaltung also known as the "Ulm Bauhaus."
7
22-24
Black Mountain College - Bluhova
7
25
Bochum University Competition, 1962-1963
7
26
Bogner - Boyd
7
27
Brauneck - Britz-Buckow-Rudow (BBR)
One BBR plat and one BBR map housed in OV 23.
7
28
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Bundesbaudirektion
7
29
Büro-Organisation, 1928-1931
Includes memos, contract drafts, brochures, and clippings about office organization.
7
30-35
Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1984-1985
About the Gropius Archive and exhibition.
7
36-38
Campbell - Carter
7
39
Chermayeff, Serge, 1948-1977
About Institute of Design, Congres Internationaux D'Architecture Moderne (CIAM) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) includes correspondence with Ivan Chermayeff, Jose Luis Sert, and Konrad Wachsmann.
7
40-42
Chilar - Clark
Includes Clarenbach, Dietrich, 1968, about the monument to those killed in the Kapp Putsch - Denkmal Fur der Marzgefallen, Weimar.
7
43
Clay, General Lucius, 1947-1949
Includes Gropius' report as Advisor to Clay on the reconstruction of Germany.
7
44
Cleveland, Ohio, Tower East
7
45
Coates, Wells, 1937-1938, 1953, 1956
Includes correspondence with Jose Luis Sert and Isaacs.
7
46
On Collaboration, 1953-1956
7
47
Collein - Colwell
7
48
Computer Conference: Architecture and the Computer
7
49
Conant, James Bryant, 1938-1978
7
50-52
Conant, Kenneth, 1952
7
53
Congres Internationaux D'Architecture Moderne (CIAM), 1938-1955
Includes correspondence with Fred Forbat, Sigfried Giedion, Julian Huxley, Le Corbusier, Stamo Papadaki, Jose Luis Sert, Helena and Szymon Syrkus, and Jaqueline Tywhitt, a copy of Grille CIAM d'Urbanisme, 1948, and 1949 meeting dossier.
7
54-65
Conklin - Costa
7
66
Cotton, Jack, 1961-1972
About Monico Piccadilly Circus, London.
7
67
Council for the Aging, Boston - Currie
7
68
DADD - Danilevskil
7
69
Davison, Robert L., 1928-1943, 1965
Includes correspondence with Josef Albers and Herbert Bayer.
7
70-71
Dearstyne, Howard, 1955-1968
7
72
Deiters - Despotopolous
7
73
Deutschen Demokratischen Republic, 1964-1966, undated
Includes Isaacs' correspondence with Christian Schadlich, and Hans Scharoun.
7
74-75
Diamantopulis - Docker, Richard
Includes Docker re: "The Ring," 1951-1965.
7
76
Dollinger - Eberhard
Includes Dorner, Alexander, 1947.
7
77
Ebert - Edson
Includes Ebert, Wills re. the Berlin School, 1957, 1968.
7
78
Egbert, Donald Drew, 1947-1952
7
79
Elliott - Engels
Includes Eliot, T.S., 1940-1958 - Ise's correspondence with Eliot and Thorton Wilder.
7
80
Faquswerk - Feuchtwanger
Includes Feininger, Lyonel, 1959, 1968 - essay "Address on the Artist."
7
81
Field - Fitch
7
82
Fletcher - Frank
Includes Florence, Philip Sargent correspondence with Jack C. Pritchard, 1936-1937, 1966; Forberg, Sarina Elisabeth, 1975.
7
83
Frankfurt, Germany, 1948, 1962-1964
Concerns proposed planning procedure for Frankfutam-Main to be the Capitol of West Germany; two plats relating to Am Lindenbaum Development competition housed in OV 23.
8
1
Free University, Berlin - Friedrich
8
2
Fry, E. Maxwell, and Jane Drew, 1937-1984
8
3-5
Furniture, 1972-1985
About furniture designed by Gropius including correspondence with Ise Gropius and Hans Wingler, and photographs and appraisals of furniture.
8
6-9
Galbraith - Gibbard
8
10
Giedion, Sigfried, 1933-1965, 1982
8
11-12
Gilbert - God is in the Details
8
13
Goethe Prize, 1966
8
14
Gonzalez-Reyna - Griswold
8
15
Gropius, Ise, 1911-1967
Includes biographical material, notes, and excerpts from her correspondence.
8
16-19
Gropius, Walter, 1906-1974
Includes biographical material, genealogy material, and notes and writings by and about Gropius.
8
20-44
Gropius House History, 1977
8
45
Gropp - Gummere
8
46
Hamm - Hannoversche Papiefabriken Alfeld-Gronau
8
47
Hardt - Hartmann
8
48
Harvard University, 1920-1983
Material about the Departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Regional Planning, and the Graduate School of Design including correspondence with Walter Bogner, John T. Boyd, Jr., Joseph B. Conant, Richard Filipowski, Henry A. Frost, Henry Hubbard, Joseph Hudnut, Charles Killam, Henry A. Kissinger, Warren P. Laird, Bremer Pond, Jerzy Solton, and Jaqueline Tyrwhitt.
8
49-71
Harvard University, cont.
9
1-4
Harvard University, Visiting Committee, 1962-1968
About the Graduate School of Design and Visual Arts.
9
5-8
Hassenpflug - Hess
Includes Hebebrand, Werner, 1951, 1956, 1963.
9
9
Hesse - Hildebrandt, Hans
9
10
Hildebrandt, Lily, 1919-1984
Includes excerpts of letters between Gropius and Hildebrandt translated by Ise Gropius; correspondence with Isaacs and Rainer Hildebrandt; and photographs of Hildebrandt, and her works of art.
9
11-14
Hildebrandt, Rainer - Hillebrecht, Rudolf, 1948-1974
9
15
Hinder - Holden
9
16
Holford, Sir William, 1960, 1973
9
17
Hollatz - Honig
9
18
Hopp - Hoyt
9
19
Hudnut, Joseph, 1929, 1934-1952, 1967
Includes correspondence with Charles A. Coolidge, John M. Gaus, Henry James, Charles D. Maginnis, Elbert Peets, Leverett Saltonstall, Henry R. Shepley, regarding the arrival of Walter and Ise Gropius to Harvard University, and the Department of City and Regional Planning.
9
20-44
Huffner - Hutcheon
9
45
Huter, Karl-Heinz, 1964-1975, 1983-1984
9
46
Huxley, Aldous
9
47
Implington Village College, Cambridge, England
9
48
Integrity
9
49
Interbau Bilderdienst, 1956, 1960
9
50
Institute of Design, Chicago, 1939-1955
Includes correspondence with Charles Eames, Sigfried Giedion, Nathaniel H. Owings, Walter Paepcke, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
9
51-54
Iraq, University of Baghdad - Janos
Includes Itten, Johannes, 1964-1965.
9
55
Japan, 1953-1985
About Walter and Ise Gropius' travels.
9
56-61
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Architectural Competition, St. Louis, Missouri, 1947
9
62-63
Jenney - Joedicke
9
64
John F. Kennedy Federal Building, 1963-1969
Includes correspondence with Herbert Ferber, Dimitri Hadzi, and Robert Motherwell.
9
65-68
Johnson - Kagan
9
69
Kandinsky - "Kapp Putsch"
Includes Kapp Putsch memorial commission, 1968 with photograph of Emauel Dion.
10
1
Karbe, Klaus, 1964-1983
10
2-5
Karlsruhe, Dammerstock - Klopfer
Includes Klee, Paul, 1921, 1926; and Klee, Felix Paul, 1966, 1967.
10
6
Koch - Kokoschka
10
7
Konig, Heinrich, 1928, 1965
10
8
Korn, Arthur, 1964-1966
10
9
Kramer - Kusmirek
10
10
Lanier - Le Corbeiller
10
11
Le Corbusier, 1952-1965
Includes correspondence with Lucio Costa and Jose Luis Sert.
10
12-14
Lectures by Walter Gropius, 1932-1934
Includes correspondence with Farkas Molnar, Maxwell Fry, Sigfried Giedion, and Erich Mendelsohn.
10
15-21
Leiteritz - Linde
10
22
Literature-Publications Which Influenced Gropius
10
23
Lock - Lynch
10
24
London, England, 1934-1983
Information about the Park Lane Building Commission, Piccadilly Circus project and the Pioneer Health Center, correspondence with Ronald Coleman, Jack Cotton, Richard Llewelyn Davies, Sir William Holford, and Jack Pritchard.
10
25-38
Mackay-Lewis - Maginnis
Includes Maginnis, Charles, 1951-1952.
10
39
Mahler, Alma, circa 1910-1920
Includes Ise Gropius' translations of letters between Walter and Alma.
10
40-47
Maldonado - Manchester, England, A.P. Simon Housing Development
Plat housed in OV 23.
10
48
Mandroti - Markische Viertel
10
49
Modern Architectural Research (MARS) Group, 1937-1938, 1947-1955
Includes correspondence with Wells Coates, Jane Drew, Sir William Holford, and Jacqueline Tyrwhitt, meeting minutes and membership information.
10
50-52
Martin - McCullough
10
53
McGrath - Mendizabal
10
54
Meyer, Hannes, 1963
10
55
Mickin, Margaret and Walter, 1964-1965
10
56
Miller - Molnar
10
57
Moholy-Nagy, Laszlo and Sibyl, 1937-1949
About the formation of the "New Bauhaus," the Institute of Design, includes correspondence with Alexander Archipenko, Sewell Avery, Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, Richard Neutra, Walter Paepcke, and Xanti Schawinsky.
10
58-67
Morgan - Muller-Boehat
10
68
Mumford - Muthesius
Includes Mumford, Lewis, 1940, 1946.
10
69
Nachtigal - Neufert
Includes National Broadcasting Co., Inc., 1957 about Gropius' appearance on NBC's "Wisdom Series, Conversation with Walter Gropius."
10
70
Neumann - Norton
Includes Neutra, Richard, 1951, 1968.
10
71
O'Connor - Osthaus
10
72
Otto - Owers
10
73
Paepcke, Walter, 1944-1945
10
74
Pan American Building, 1962-1983
10
75-78
Pankok - Paulssen, van Lunaeboerg
11
1
Peht - Plimpton
11
2
Poland
11
3-5
Political Activities, 1946, 1948
About the United Nations building site and the Mundt-Nixon Bill.
11
6
Portaluppi - Prefabrication
Includes Gropius' correspondence and statements regarding prefabrication, 1946-1963.
11
7
Pritchard, John (Jack), 1946-1961
11
8-13
Pryzoda - Pusey
11
14
Quebec, Place St. Cyrille Limitee
11
15
Raabe - Reale Accademia D'Italia
Includes Read, Sir Herbert, 1938, 1954-1968.
11
16
Redslob - Rickey
11
17
Riegl, Alois
11
18
Riemerschmid - Roth
11
19
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Journal, 1934, 1936, 1955
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20-22
Royal Society of Arts, 1961
About the Gold Albert Medal.
11
23
Rubin - Russia
11
24
Sabais - Schadlich
11
25
Scharoun, Hans, 1964-1966
11
26
Schawlinsky - Schiller
11
27
Schinkel, Karl Friedrich
11
28
Schlemmer - Schmidt, Pauli
Includes Schlemmer, Tut, 1965, about Oskar Schlemmer; and Schmidt, Kurt, 1968.
11
29
Schneider - Selmanagic
11
30
Sert, Jose Luis, 1939-1969
11
31-35
Shanghai - Silber
11
36
Simon - Soltan
11
37
Sommerfield, Andrew, 1943-1949, 1964-1974
11
38-39
Staber - Stevens
11
40
Sting, Hellmuth
11
41
Stout - Syrkus, Helena and Szymon
11
42
Tallahassee, Florida - TASK
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43
Taunton Elementary School, Taunon, Massachusetts
11
44
Taut, Bruno and Max
11
45
The Architects Collaborative (TAC), 1945, 1961-1973
11
46-47
Theater - Thiel
11
48
Thiersch - Thompson
11
49
Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany, circa 1931
11
50
Tillich - Tupler
11
51
Uhlig, Klaus K.
11
52
United Nations Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO), 1947-1972
About the design and construction of UNESCO's headquarters in Paris including correspondence with Max Bill, Marcel Breuer, Wells Coates, Lucio Costa, Sigfried Giedion, Le Corbusier, Sven Markelius, Nervi, Ernesto Rogers, Eero Sarrinen, Jose Luis Sert, Zehrfuss, reports, and meeting minutes.
11
53-72
United Nations Headquarters, New York, 1946-1959
11
73
Unwin - Utopia
11
74
Vagnetti - Van Voss
11
75
Waschmann, Konrad, 1962, undated
11
76
Wagner, Martin, 1940, 1981-1985
11
77-79
Wagner - Waterstradt
Includes Walden Pond Reservation, undated.
11
80
Weber - Weimar
11
81
Weissberger - Williams
Includes Ise Gropius' correspondence with Wilder, Thornton, 1958.
11
82
Williams College - Windowless Factories
11
83
Wingler, Hans Maria, 1963-1979, undated
11
84-85
Wingler, Hans Maria and Heidi, 1980-1985
11
86
Winston - Wright
Includes Writings, 1967, 1969, undated; and Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1925, 1940.
11
87
Wurm - Zinn
Includes Wurster, William, 1950-1953; and Zevi, Bruno, 1952, 1963-1965.
11
88
Oversized Map and Plat of Britz-Buckow-Rudow (BBR)
OV 23
Oversized Plats, Am Lindenbaum Development Competition
OV 23
Oversized Plat, A.P. Simon Housing Development Manchester, England
OV 23
13.3: Drafts of Biography, circa 1972-1977, 1991
This subseries includes drafts of the two volume German edition, Der Mensch und sein Werk and a draft for volumes three and four (never published) as well as drafts of the English edition published posthumously, Walter Gropius An Illustrated Biography. All are in English.
Description Container
Front Material, circa 1977
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1
Part 1: The Forge, A: Germany, circa 1977
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2-3
Part 1: The Forge, B: Weimar, circa 1977
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4-5
Part 1: The Forge, C: Dessau, circa 1977
12
6
Part 1: The Forge, D: Berlin, circa 1977
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7-8
Part 2: The Transition, A: Introduction to England, circa 1977
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9
Part 2: The Transition, B: Interlude in England, circa 1977
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10-11
Part 3: The Fertile Ground, A: Changing United States, circa 1977
12
12
Part 3: The Fertile Ground, B: Harvard University, circa 1977
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13-14
Part 3: The Fertile Ground, C: Emeritus Career, circa 1977
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15
Part 3: The Fertile Ground, C: Emeritus Career, and Epilogue, circa 1977
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16
Part 4: Attitudes and Principles, A: Introduction, circa 1972
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17
Part 4: Attitudes and Principles, B: Goals and Social Concerns, circa 1972
12
18
Part 4: Attitudes and Principles, C: Education, circa 1972
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19
Part 4: Attitudes and Principles, D: History, circa 1972
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20
Part 4: Attitudes and Principles, E: Housing, Community, City, and Planning, circa 1972
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21
Part 4: Attitudes and Principles, F: Responsibility, circa 1972
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22
Part 4: Attitudes and Principles, G: Teamwork and the Collaborative Process, circa 1972
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23
Part 4: Attitudes and Principles, H: Design, circa 1972
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24
Part 5: The Works of Other Embodying Gropius' Principles, A: Introduction, circa 1972
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1
Part 5: The Works of Other Embodying Gropius' Principles, B: Students of the Bauhaus, circa 1972
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2
Part 5: The Works of Other Embodying Gropius' Principles, C: Harvard Graduates, circa 1972
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3
Part 5: The Works of Other Embodying Gropius' Principles, D: Others in the Professions and the Public, circa 1972
13
4
Part 6: The Years to Come, A: Introduction and B: Consistency and New Directions, circa 1972
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5
Part 6: The Years to Come, C: Gropius - Symbol and Spokesman, circa 1972
13
6
Part 6: The Years to Come, D: Predictions, circa 1972
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7
Prospectus, 1981
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8
Front Material, 1981
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9
Part 1: The Forge, A: Germany to 1918, 1981
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10-12
Part 1: The Forge, B: Weimar, 1981
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13-15
Part 1: The Forge, C: Bressau, 1981
13
16-17
Part 1: The Forge, D: Berlin, 1981
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18-20
Part 2: The Transition, A: Introduction to England, 1981
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1
Part 2: The Transition, B: Interlude in England, 1981
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2-4
Part 3: The Fertile Ground, A: Changing United States, 1981
14
5
Part 3: The Fertile Ground, B: Harvard University, 1981
14
6-8
Part 3: The Fertile Ground, C: Emeritus Career, 1981
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9-10
Part 3: The Fertile Ground, Epilogue, 1981
14
11
Part 4: Goals, Social Concerns, and Responsibility, A: Introduction, 1984
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12
Part 4: Goals, Social Concerns, and Responsibility, B: Goals and Social Principles, 1984
14
13
Part 4: Goals, Social Concerns, and Responsibility, C: Responsibility, 1984
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14
Part 5: Teamwork and the Collaborative Process, A: Introduction and B: In Education, 1984
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15
Part 5: Teamwork and the Collaborative Process, C: In Practice, 1984
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16
Part 6: Eduation, A: Introduction and B: The Bauhaus, 1984
14
17
Part 6: Education, C: The English Experience, 1984
14
18
Part 6: Education, D: Harvard University, 1984
14
19
Part 7: History, A: Introduction - Gropius' Heritage and B: Historical Influences, 1984
14
20
Part 8: Design Principles, A: Introduction and B: Principles of Architecture, 1984
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21
Part 8: Design Principles, C: Architectural Works and Projects, 1984
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22
Part 8: Design Principles, D: Housing and Community, 1984
14
23
Part 8: Design Principles, E?: Planning, 1984
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1
Part 8: Design Principles, F: Public Spaces, G: Landscape Architecture, H: Art and Art in Architecture, I: Interiors, Furniture, and Product Design (not included), and J: Parctice Management and Costs, 1984
15
2
Part 9: The Works of Others, A: Introduction, 1984
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3
Part 9: The Works of Others, B: Students of the Bauhaus, 1984
15
4
Part 9: The Works of Others, C: Harvard Graduates, 1984
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5
Part 9: The Works of Others, Others in the Professions and the Public, 1984
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6-7
Part 10: The Years to Come, A: Introduction and B: Consistency and New Directions, 1984
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8
Part 10: The Years to Come, C: Gropius - Symbol and Spokesman, 1984
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9-10
Part 10: The Years to Come, D: Prediction, 1984
15
11-12
Appendices, 1984
15
13-14
Letters from Bullfinch Press Regarding Edited Manuscript, 1992
15
15
1st Edition, Forward, Preface, Prologue, and Chapter 1: The Forge, circa 1991
15
16
1st Edition, Chapter 2: The Young Architect, circa 1991
15
17
1st Edition, Chapter 3: Weimar and the Bauhaus, circa 1991
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18-19
1st Edition, Chapter 4: The Dessau Bauhaus, circa 1991
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20
1st Edition, Chapter 5: Berlin, circa 1991
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21-22
1st Edition, Chapter 6: The Transition, circa 1991
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23-24
1st Edition, Chapter 7: The Fertile Ground, circa 1991
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1-2
1st Edition, Chapter 8: Emeritus Career, circa 1991
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3-4
2nd Edition, Chapter 1: The Forge, circa 1991
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5
2nd Edition, Chapter 2: The Young Architect, circa 1991
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6
2nd Edition, Chapter 3:Weimar and the Bauhaus, circa 1991
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7
2nd Edition, Chapter 4: The Dessau Bauhaus, circa 1991
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8
2nd Edition, Chapter 5: Berlin, circa 1991
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9
2nd Edition, Chapter 6: The Transition, circa 1991
16
10
2nd Edition, Chapter 7: The Fertile Ground, circa 1991
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