Gropius House

Study 1947

Robert Damora moved into the Lincoln house for the duration of the photo shoot during September and October of 1947.  Living under their roof, Damora got to know the couple quite well and was able to work with them on meticulously staged images that would become iconic photographs of the house.  In 1953, Gropius wrote about Damora, “I consider him the best photographer of architecture in this country. He had an intuitive understanding of architectural space and has a most acute vision and sense of observation.  Through his creative photography, he has become aware of all the intricacies of architectural design and of the contemporary approach in particular.”

Photograph Robert Damora © Damora Archive, all rights reserved