The German Jews who created a patch of paradise on Cape Cod
The founders of Bauhaus fled from Nazi Germany and brought its modernist spirit to the shores of the Massachusetts resort town.
BOSTON — In a faded black-and-white photograph from 1937, the architect and Bauhaus school founder Walter Gropius, bare-chested and wearing a broad-brim straw hat, is held aloft by his wife, Ise, and a few of their friends: the artist and designer Alexander “Xanti” Schawinsky, the architect Marcel Breuer and the designer Herbert Bayer. The beach is not in Germany, as...
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