The architect Walter Gropius died at the age of 86. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Founder of the Bauhaus school and pioneer of the Modernist movement in architecture. Designed Cologne’s Werkbund Exhibition in 1914. Helped establish The Architects’ Collaborative in Cambridge.
He was born the third child of architect Walter Adolph Gropius and Manon Auguste Pauline Scharnweber. He married Alma Mahler, who was Gustav Mahler’s widow; they divorced in 1920.
“Good architecture should be a projection of life itself, and that implies an intimate knowledge of biological, social, technical, and artistic problems.” (Walter Gropius)
“The ultimate aim of all creative activity is the building!” (Walter Gropius)
“Let us together create the new building of the future, which will be everything in one form: architecture and sculpture and painting.” (Walter Gropius)
“Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society.” (Walter Gropius)
“The Bauhaus strives to bring together all creative effort into one whole, to reunify all the disciplines of practical art – sculpture, painting, handicrafts, and crafts – as inseparable components of a new architecture.” (Walter Gropius)