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Reputations: Paul Davies on Walter Gropius

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Sir John Soane's Museum

13 Lincoln's Inn Fields

WC2A 3BP

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A series of talks exploring some of architecture’s biggest influencers and agitators. In the third talk, Paul Davies, author, academic and journalist, presents Walter Gropius.

A great pedagogue, a charming man and an idealist, rumor claims that Walter Gropius couldn’t draw. Perhaps out of necessity he relied on collaboration, which he then elevated to an art form; Gropius instigated and directed Bauhaus in Weimar, then in Dessau, from 1919 to 1928. Impossible to summarise neatly, Paul Davies sees Gropius as an architect whose work should considered as a sum greater than its individual parts.

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The Reputations talks series is a collaboration between Sir John Soane's Museum and The Architectural Review in which speakers present portraits of architecture's biggest influencers and agitators – including both familiar and lesser known names. Far from hagiography, speakers will offer assessments that are clear and candid, and which together offer broader reflections on the possibilities and limits of individual agency.

Doors open at 18:45. We are in a Grade I listed, 19th-century building, so access isn't straightforward. If you require step-free access or extra assistance, please contact us in advance of your booking on admin@soane.org.uk or 020 7405 2107.

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