ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER
Peter Blake: MARCEL BREUER: ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER. New York: Museum of Modern Art [published in collaboration with Architectural Record], 1949. First edition. Quarto. Blue cloth stamped in gold. Photographically printed dust jacket. 128 pp. 196 black and white photographs and illustrations. Former owners signature on front free endpaper. Remnant of sticker jacket spine heel, does not appear to be an ex-libris copy. Uncommon in the cloth edition. A nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket that is lightly rubbed and worn along the top edge and rear panel.
8.5 x 11 hardcover book with 128 pages with 196 black and white illustrations and plans, and an extensive bibliography, includes a list of his major works and statements made by Breuer on the subject of modern architecture.
- Marcel Breuer: Architect and Designer
- List of Marcel Breuer's Major Works
- Statements by Marcel Breuer
- Bibliography -- compiled by Hannah B. Muller
- Illustration Credits
A fine early study of one of the greatest architects of the 20th century. Written while Blake was a curator at the Musem of Modern Art, he had access to the Breuer material in the museum's collection and more importantly to Marcel Breuer himself.
Includes information and images pertainig to the following Breuer projects: Thost House, Hamburg; L. Moholy-Nagy House; Haselhorts Housing, Apartments; Bauhaus Masters Housing; Bamboos Row Houses; Piscator Apartment; De Francesco Apartment, Berlin; Harnischmacher House, Wiesbaden; Werkbund Exhibition, Paris; Potsdamer Platz, Berlin; Elberfeld Hospital; Kharkov Theatre Project; Dolderthal Apartments, Zurich; Budapest Spring Fair Buildings; Wohnbedarf Furniture Store, Zurich; the Bristol pavilion; Stacking Isokon Chairs, 1935; Wheaton College Art Center, 1938; Civic Center of the Future, 1936; Haggerty House, Cohasset, Mass; Fischer House, Newton, Mass; Ford House, Lincoln, Mass; Breuer House, Lincoln, Mass 1939; Tompkins House, Hewlett Harbor, NY; Berlin Building Exhibition; Chamberlain Cottage, Wayland, Mass; Black Mountain College, North Carolina, 1939; Frank House, Pittsburgh, PA; Plas-2-Point Prefabricated House, 1942; Yankee Portable Prefabricated House, 1942; Multi-lens Window, Berlin; Stuyvesant Town, New York; Serviceman's Memorial, Cambridge, Mass; Bi-nuclear House, Floor Plans; Geller House, Lawrence, New York; Robinson House, Williamstown, Mass; Beach Restaurants, Mar del Plata, Argentina; Breuer House, New Canaan, Conn; and the Exhibition House in the Garden of the Museum of Modern Art, 1949.
Also includes work by Naum Gabo, Johannes Itten, Kasimir Malevich, Theo van Doesburg, Gerrit Rietveld, Paul Klee, Herbert Bayer, Wassily Kandinsky, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Piet Mondrian and others.
A sample spread from this volume can be viewed here.
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