Talk:Walter Gropius

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High traffic

On May 18, 2008, Walter Gropius was linked from Google, a high-traffic website. (See visitor traffic)


since the protection was instated that by the time the protection is lifted tomorrow, whomever was responsible has long since moved on to needlessly vandalizing other pages. I guess we shall cross that bridge when we get there. --Schaea (talk) 09:54, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

The protection is no doubt in place due to Google increasing traffic (and vandalism) to this page today for Walter's 125th birthday. He got a really good Google doodle. Wikipedia would look worse if half the people coming in to learn about Gropius saw blatant vandalism. Mr. Welsh (talk) 15:51, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

German or American?[edit]

I see the link to German architects as category, But since he was also a US citizen he was an American architect. Technically he was a US architect, though most US people still think of themselves as American. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Brosi (talkcontribs) 03:06, 20 December 2006 (UTC).

Technically he was a German-born architect who emigrated to England, then moved to the United States and became a citizen, continuing to work as an architect. Whether he considered himself German or American is not a simple question, as with many of his fellow emigrants. --Fixifex 17:41, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

It is also quite amazing that we are missing any information on his training. That's really a problem.Fixifex 17:41, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Date of WWI[edit]

no test

There's an typo in the text, stating that he joined the military in 1989. (talk) 05:28, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Another date typo[edit]

TYPO: In 1999, Gropius aided by Gareth Steele, designed his famous door handles............ —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rainbowgirl929 (talkcontribs) 05:51, 18 May 2008

Google has a homepage that you can refer to further. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:21, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Herbert Bayer[edit]

I'm new to this, but I noticed a typo in the article.

Typo: Herbert Bayer's name is misspelled in the article as Herbet Bayer. See below.

"It was this academy which Gropius transformed into the world famous Bauhaus, attracting a faculty which included Paul Klee, Johannes Itten, Josef Albers, Herbet Bayer, László Moholy-Nagy, Otto Bartning and Wassily Kandinsky."


No need to mention it appeared as Google's logo. (talk) 06:13, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

I agree. I deleted it, then someone added it again. I am deleting it again. Stop salivating over Google, people. A search engine mentioning someone's birthday is not notable. The person is notable, not the mention of him. CGameProgrammer (talk) 19:14, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Walter Gropius - Mistake?[edit]

Hey, I was looking at this page since I'm doing a report on Walter Gropius, and I found something odd about it. It says that Walter Gropius was born in 1883, but then he married Alma Mahler at 1879? Please look into it, thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lexilemon (talkcontribs) 11:14, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

1879 was not their wedding date, it's HER birthdate. Notice it also lists a death date. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:22, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Birth date needs to be corrected:[edit]

The birth date says :May 18, 999999999 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:38, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

The birth year says 1883.CSLoomis ( talk | contribs ) 20:41, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Removal and Prevention of MILHIST Tag[edit]

The MILHIST tag has been removed because Walter Gropius doesn't meet the Notability guideline listed here. Although a notable person in real life the notability doesn't reflect in any action he took in his short military career. Please no further addition of the MILHIST tag.--MOLEY (talk) 22:09, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Bauhaus Period (1919-1932)[edit]

This section is highly misleading. Gropius stepped down from the position as director of the Bauhaus in 1928... Nowhere does it mention this. Adrianturcato (talk) 18:22, 5 March 2012 (UTC)