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Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity Museum of Modern Art Kandinsky Guggenheim Museum This is an autumn of anniversaries in two of New York’s most important museums. At the Museum of Modern Art, “Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity,” the exhibition saluting the ninetieth anniversary of the opening of the legendary German school of art, architecture, and design, also marks the eightieth anniversary of the founding of the Modern.

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Greetings from Angelus (Paul Klee, "Angelus Novus") To W.B., on July 15, 1921 I hang nobly on the wall and look no one in the eye I've been sent from heaven An angelman am I. Man is well within my realm I take little interest in his case I am protected by the Almighty and have no need of any face. The world from which I come is measured, deep and clear what keeps me of a piece is a wonder, so it here appears. In my heart stands the town where God sent me to dwell. The angel who bears this seal Falls not beneath its spell. My wing is poised to beat but I would gladly return home were I to stay

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Why the International Style failed.

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