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Marcel Breuer_Barry Bergdoll_9783037785195_Lars Müller PublishersSKU: 9783037785195 Supplier: Lars Müller Publishers
Author: Barry Bergdoll
Format: Paperback | 400 pages
Dimensions: 165 x 240 x 33.02mm | 1,043.26g
Publication date: 19 Jun 2018
Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) is celebrated as a furniture designer, teacher, and architect who changed the American house after his emigration from Hungary to the U.S.A. in 1937. More recently historians, architects, and-with the reopening in New York of the great megalith of his Whitney Museum as the Met Breuer-a larger public are gaining new insights into the cities and large-scale buildings Breuer planned. Often seen as a pioneer of a "Brutalist modernism" of reinforced concrete, Breuer might best be understood through the lens of the changing institutional structures in and for which he worked, a vantage developed in the fresh approaches gathered here in essays by a group of younger scholars. These essays draw on an abundance of newly available documents held in the Breuer Archive at Syracuse University, now accessible online.