Marcel Breuer, Architect: The Career and the Buildings

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9780810942653: Marcel Breuer, Architect: The Career and the Buildings

During the course of an illustrious 50-year career that took him from the Bauhaus to New York, architect Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) generated a huge, influential and varied body of work. This is a comprehensive study of his oeuvre, looking at both Breuer's built and unbuilt work. He was a master of concrete technology and produced hundreds of buildings and designs that are distinguished by the diversity of their structure, material and form. He has been referred to as "the last modernist". This text aims to make it clear why his work was so revered.

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Isabelle Hyman, professor of fine arts at New York University, is a specialist in Italian Renaissance art and architecture, and in the architecture of Marcel Breuer.

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From a scholar of Renaissance architecture and coauthor of Architecture: From Prehistory to Postmodernity comes the first comprehensive treatment of the architecture of Marcel Breuer. Hyman makes a strong case that Breuer, a distinguished Bauhaus alumnus who is still revered for his classic modern furniture, should also be included on the short list of great 20th-century architects. The author doesn't underplay Breuer's weaknesses, especially the monotonous, overbearing projects of his late period, but she argues that the excellence of his total output is not yet fully appreciated. Divided into a biographical narrative and an impressively annotated catalog of buildings organized by type, this book is oversized, luxurious, and fully illustrated, though cross references between the two parts would have helped. The text, which is impeccably researched and bursting with insights, might be faulted only for somewhat dry, academic prose that at times loses itself in an untamed mass of details. An obvious purchase for academic and larger public libraries. David Soltesz, Cuyahoga Cty. P.L., Parma, OH

Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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