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Notes on the Geography of Germany: Dessau and the Bauhaus: Photo 12

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The workshop wing seen through the staircase window.

Not all visitors were enraptured. Ilya Ehrenburg recalled in his Memoiren, "I was in Dessau, where the bauhaus now is--the school of Modern art. A building made of glass. The style of the era has been found: the cult of dry reason." Elsewhere he wrote: "This building is to a certain extent in a state of hostile contrast to its neighbours and to the ground itself, for the first time the earth sees a cult of naked reason here... every angle, every line, right down to the last detail, repeats the conclusion of theorems forgotten since schooldays: 'qed...'"

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