Archives of American Art

The total theater model of the project designed by architect Walter Gropius for Erwin Piscator, Berlin, Germany 1927

Collection ID:
Charles Forberg Associates
circa 1960
Physical Description:
1 Item
film reel (3 min.)
col., sd.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Describes Gropius' unrealized project "Total Theater." The model shown was designed and fabricated by Charles Forberg Associates, New York. Also found on duplicate videocassette is "A Night In the Artist's Studio: Gasparo with model Magdelene Egry," ca. 1950, copied from 16 mm. film (8 min.) from the Oronzo Gasparo papers.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gropius was an architect, educator and founder of the Bauhaus school. Born in Berlin, he studied at the University of Charlottenburg-Berlin and Munich.

Existence and Location of Copies
Also available on videocassette (VHS)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Motion picture film duplicated from original lent by Charles Forberg of Charles Forberg Associates, 1980. The film was transferred to video in 1991.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Theater architecture -- Germany Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architects -- Massachusetts Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Piscator, Erwin, 1893-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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