23 JULY 1927, Page 17


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Slit,—With reference to Miss Wrench's letter in your issue of June 25th, drawing attention to the Exhibition of European Arts and Crafts which is being held in the Grassi Museum at Leipzig, it may be of interest to your readers to know that the Design and Industries Association (the body responsible for the organization of the British Exhibit) is arranging for a group of its members to visit Germany early in September, in order to see the Exhibition.

It is hoped to include Dresden in the tour and also to visit

the workshops and studios of Walter Gropius of Dessau, who is engaged in research into the design of everything related to the modern house, its plan, equipment and decoration. The provisional itinerary is to, leave London on a Friday evening by the Hook of Holland mute, arriving back in London by the same route on the following Monday week. The minimum cost, including railway fares, accommodation and all meals, would be about £25.

The tour .should provide a valuable opportunity of studying present-day craftsmanship and industrial design in Europe. Arrangements could be made to include a limited number of non-members in the tour if those wishing to avail themselves of this will communicate (without delay) with the Secretary of the Association, 6 Queen Square, W.C. 1.—I am, Sir, &c., - HAMILTON T. SMITH, Chairman.