Edmund Collein


Edmund Collein trained as an architect at the Technische Hochschule in Darmstadt before beginning studies with László Moholy-Nagy, Joost Schmidt, and Walter Gropius at the Bauhaus in Dessau in 1927. He experimented with photography and made a photo-collage as a goodbye present for Walter Gropius – a humorous persiflage of Gropius’s Bauhaus architecture. The photograph pictured here is part of this work. After 1930 Collein worked chiefly as an architect in Czechoslovakia, Vienna, Munich, and East Berlin.