Breuer Houses

By: Driller, Joachim

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The Hungarian-born architect Marcel Breuer (1902-81) rose to prominence as a student under Walter Gropius at the Bauhaus, and became a master as head of the furniture workshop. He emigrated to the United States in 1937, where he taught at Harvard University, influencing a generation of practitioners. As the head of his own firm, Breuer became known for designs as diverse and powerful as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the UNESCO headquarters in Paris and the iconic 'Wassily' chair -- the first chair to use tubular steel, which revolutionized the furniture industry. Breuer, like many architects who work simultaneously on small- and large-scale commissions, used residential architecture as a laboratory for all of his design ideas. Not only is the quality and quantity of Breuer's residential output impressive, but when it is seen in sequence one can perceive a development of his spatial mastery and expertise.

Because of their interplay of spaces and daring juxtaposition of materials, Breuer's houses have had a profound influence on residential architecture around the world and upon generations of young designers. This monograph is a comprehensive study of Breuer's house designs from 1923 to 1973. Richly illustrated with drawings, plans and archival photography, the book provides insight to the working methods of a key architectural figure of the twentieth century.

Title: Breuer Houses

Author Name: Driller, Joachim

Categories: General,

Publisher: Phaidon Press: 2000-01-11

ISBN Number: 0714838934

ISBN Number 13: 9780714838939

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: None

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 048993

Description: Hardcover in Very Good condition. No Dust Jacket. Light surface and edge wear to covers. Pages are clean and binding is tight.