Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Bauhaus and Babylon

Building designed by Walter Gropius

Examples of Bauhaus weavings

On Monday we walked through the diplomatic quarter to the Bauhaus archive museum, Berlin being the last resting place of the Bauhaus school after Weimar and Dessau.I didn't have my camera with me but I really enjoyed the exhibits. The precursor of my kitchen chairs was on display. Most directly relevant to patchwork were the weavings, one in particular I liked  but it doesn't seem to be featured in the book I bought.
Yesterday we visited the Pergamon in the throes of massive building works (like so much of Berlin. Here the blue version of the Coca Cola tiles appeared on the Ishtar Gate built by Nebuchadnezzar.
Detail of Babylonian gate

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