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The Walter Gropius House Landscape: A Collaboration of Modernism and the Vernacular

Eric F. Kramer
Journal of Architectural Education (1984-)
Vol. 57, No. 3 (Feb., 2004), pp. 39-47
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1425779
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The Walter Gropius House Landscape: A Collaboration of Modernism and the Vernacular
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Abstract

The Gropius house landscape is a potent physical manifestation of the design debates of its era. The landscape is an element of both mediation and integration forging a reciprocal and evenhanded relationship between architecture and site. Shaped by modern architectural sensibilities translated to the landscape and developed at a moment when landscape architecture was struggling to find a modernist inspiration and voice, it is an object lesson in the development of a modernist landscape architecture in America.

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