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The Bauhaus Idea and Bauhaus Politics

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Éva Forgács

Chapter 14. Hannes Meyer

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Dessau, 31 March 1929

Dear Mr Gropius,
As your former colleagues we greet you on the occasion of your honourary doctorate from the Technische Hochschule of Hanover. This appreciation of your pioneering work fills us with gladness and satisfaction, all the more so since we are aware of the tremendous odds you always had to fight against. The Bauhaus, as an institution dedicated to the development of both modern technical competence and the freedom of artistic imagination, owes its existence to you. Many years of your self-sacrificing labours are embodied in the school's spiritual and material foundations. In token of the memory of those rugged but beautiful years imbued by your personal contributions and the spirit of the collective, we have unanimously decided to elect you to the board of the Friends of the Bauhaus. We ask that you accept this membership as a sign of our affection.
In the name of the administration and Masters' Council [I] of the Dessau Bauhaus: Hannes Meyer, Wasslly K...

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