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sleeping with kandinsky and klee

March 31, 2009

Germany Meisterhaus in Dessau, Germany

Dessau, a nondescript post-industrial city on the Elbe in eastern Germany, is a mecca for fans of modernist architecture like me. It was there that the Bauhaus, the design school that created a revolution in concrete, steel and glass in the 20s and 30s, was based for the most important period of its short life.

I had always wanted to see the Bauhaus building first-hand. It had been in a state of disrepair for 40 years after the end of the war but was painstakingly restored after the fall of the Berlin Wall and opened to the public as a museum. But what finally prompted me to make the pilgrimage to Dessau was the discovery that it is now possible to stay in the rooms once occupied by Bauhaus students. (read)

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