Art: Bauhaus Man

Under the direction of scholarly, cultivated George Harold Edgell, Harvard's School of Architecture for many years gave sound traditional training to graduate students, attracted few young rebels to its courses. Last week the School of Architecture startled the U. S. building world by offering a professorship to Walter Gropius, one of the founders of the concrete-pipe-and-plate-glass school of architectural modernism known as the "International Style."* Herr Gropius, since 1934 a self-exile from Nazi Germany, cordially accepted.

Fifty-three-year-old Walter Gropius has architecture in his blood. His great uncle was an architect. His father was a member of the Berlin Building Commission. Educated at...

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