Gropius

1989 CE5. Discovered 1989 Feb. 2 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named for the German architect Walter Gropius (1883-1969), born in Berlin {see planet (422)} and one of the most fascinating representatives of twentieth-century architecture. He turned away from all historical influence and favored expedient, glass and concrete constructions. In 1919, he founded the Bauhaus in Weimar {see planets (8502) and (3139)} and was its director until 1928. In 1933 he emigrated to England. From 1937 to 1952 he taught at Harvard University, where he founded an architecture school and the Architects Collaborative and built the Harvard Graduate Center. His public works can be found in Berlin, Dessau, Chicago, Athens, and New York (notably the Pan Am Building). (M 33976)

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