Bauhaus Thinking


A creaky old guy like me doesn’t often get this close to the ground. (Unless of course I’ve fallen.) But yesterday in Lincoln, Mass at the Gropius house I couldn’t resist this view. Maybe it was because Gropius and his Bauhaus school of architecture and art placed such an emphasis on a close relationship with nature.

The light bulb below looks strange linked with the summer field. Yet that too represents a critical element of the Bauhaus  architectural thinking, which was the use of simple mass produced elements in beautiful juxtapositions. To that end, Walter Gropius used many of these unadorned silver based lightbulbs throughout his house. 

Frankly it was amazing to see how far ahead of their time Bauhaus really was.


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Bowtie Wearer With Bad Knees I spent my early years in Massachusetts in a little town called Easton. I went to Harvard, served in the Navy as Operations Officer on and LST, founded a construction company and served in the state Legislature as Assistant Minority Leader. However my life really began when I moved to Maine and opened an art gallery. I've been around the fine arts in the commercial art business for over 25 years now and loved (almost) every minute of it. I look at every day is a gift, except when it's very cold outside or I have to go to the dentist.

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