Artists' houses

WHS that include residential houses that were homes of well-known artists. The houses must be open to visitors.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Bauhaus Sites Masters Houses (Meisterhäuser) in Dessau: "there was Gropius' house and the double houses for Moholy-Nagy/Feininger, Muche/Schlemmer and Kandinsky/Klee"
Florence Casa Buonarroti, the house of Michelangelo
Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Frank Lloyd Wright lived in Taliesin and Taliesin West (his winter home).
Luis Barragán House and Studio
Major Town Houses Maison & Atelier Horta
Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt The property contains artists' houses. These are residential houses that were the homes of the artists and other important persons close to the artists' colony, e.g. Olbrich House, Habich House, Small Glückert House, Behrens House. "The Darmstadt colony artists' houses are part of a great tradition of artists' houses, while at the same time pointing beyond this tradition through their creative innovation and programmatic function as part of an exhibition, together with their communal character." (Nomination file, p. 32-56, 202, 238)
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier Le Cabanon, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin: "It is the only place the architect Le Corbusier built for himself which he used for vacation. (...) Le Corbusier spent every August in the cabin for 14 years." (wiki)


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