Breuer Basic Architecture

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In 1956, TIME magazine called him one of the defining “form-givers of the 20th century.”  Today, Marcel Breuer remains a locus classicus of modernism for architects and designers alike.  From his landmark tubular furniture to “binuclear” housing, his projects across Europe and the United States are case studies in the balance of texture, color, and form, and the elegant symbiosis of local and global, big and small, rough and smooth.

In this essential introductory monograph, we survey Breuer’s complete career through some of his most influential projects and ideas,including the MoMA Research House and his innovation of “binuclear” housing, splitting living and sleeping areas into separate wings. Along the way, we follow Hungarian-born Breuer’s journey to international acclaim, with featured projects from Germany, France, England, Switzerland, and across the United States contributing to his  global status as a modernist maestro.   

  • Author: Peter Gössel 
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Taschen, 2017
  • 96 pages, 10.2" x 8.3"
  • Fully illustrated throughout
  • ISBN: 9783836544733
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