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HISTORY

HISTORICAL LECTURES & DISCUSSIONS

Historical Lectures and Discussions

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The Design Geniuses Who Fled Nazi Germany - Thursdays, Nov 7, 14, 21, 1-2:30 pm

When Hitler seized power in 1933, many prominent architects persecuted by the Nazis – including Jews, ‘degenerate artists’ and ‘cultural Bolshevists’ - fled. Seeking refuge in such cities as London, New York and Tel Aviv, they transplanted their innovative design concepts, and enriched global architecture with their modernist vision. Learn about the residences of ex-Bauhaüslers Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius, Bruno Taut’s spectacular housing co-ops, and Erich Mendelsohn and Oskar Kaufmann’s White City.

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