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Viewing the Bauhaus: New Insights on the Birth and Meaning of Modernism

March 13, 2014 | 6:00 PM
Price: N/A
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Viewing the Bauhaus: New Insights on the Birth and Meaning of Modernism

Writer, editor, and practicing urban planner Jane McCullough Thompson Assoc. AIA is a leading historian of the German Bauhaus. Join us on March 13 as Thompson presents a unique multi-image history of Walter Gropius’ influential pioneering school.

Thompson’s research began during her many discussions with Gropius over the last decade of his life. She has subsequently conducted extensive interviews with surviving artists, educators, and students. This presentation uses vibrant visuals and music to spark the zeitgeist of the Bauhaus—its innovations, principals, participants, and societal aspirations. 

Initially assistant curator of architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Thompson was architecture editor of Interiors magazine before founding Industrial Design magazine (renamed I.D. magazine). From the 1960s to the 1990s, she partnered with her husband, Benjamin Thompson FAIA, on their innovative retail store Design Research. She leads major urban planning projects at Thompson Design Group in Boston and received the BSA’s Award of Honor in 2013.

For more Modernism at BSA Space, consider attending “Still Standing: Conversations With Three Founding Partners of the Architects Collaborative” on Tuesday, March 25, at 6:00 pm.

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