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The total theater model of the project designed by architect Walter Gropius for Erwin Piscator, Berlin, Germany 1927, circa 1960

Charles Forberg Associates

Overview

Collection Information

Size: 1 Item, film reel (3 min.), col., sd., 16mm.

Summary: Describes Gropius' unrealized project "Total Theater." The model shown was designed and fabricated by Charles Forberg Associates, New York. Also found on duplicate videocassette is "A Night In the Artist's Studio: Gasparo with model Magdelene Egry," ca. 1950, copied from 16 mm. film (8 min.) from the Oronzo Gasparo papers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gropius was an architect, educator and founder of the Bauhaus school. Born in Berlin, he studied at the University of Charlottenburg-Berlin and Munich.

Provenance

Motion picture film duplicated from original lent by Charles Forberg of Charles Forberg Associates, 1980. The film was transferred to video in 1991.

Language Note

Undetermined .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Also available on videocassette (VHS)

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

The total theater model of the project designed by architect Walter Gropius for Erwin Piscator, Berlin, Germany 1927, circa 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.