Monday, June 17, 2013

Museum of Decorative Arts, Berlin

Now known as the Martin-Gropius-Bau, this exhibition space was built in 1877-81 by Martin Gropius and Heino Schmieden to originally house the Berlin Museum of Decorative Arts.

The building was damaged in World War II, but it was rebuilt in the 1960s.

The spaces between the windows on the top floor are adorned with Salviati mosaic from 1879-81. The allegorical figures were designed by Ernst Ewald and total 650 square feet.



Barr, Sheldon. Venetian Glass Mosaics: 1860-1917. London: Antique Collectors' Club, 2008. 127.
Cambridge 2000

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