Publication: Marcel Breuer: Building Global Institutions
Edited by Barry Bergdoll and Jonathan Massey, Lars Müller Publishers, 2018
DATE: 26/6/2018
"Marcel Breuer: Building Global Institutions is a collection of essays by a group of scholars, which examineBreuer’s approach and way of working, his strategies and his signature buildings. These essays draw on anabundance of newly available documents held in the Breuer Archive at Syracuse University, which are nowaccessible online.Often seen as a pioneer of a “brutalist modernism” of reinforced concrete, Marcel Breuer might best beunderstood through the lens of the changing institutional structures in and for which he worked. More recentlyhistorians, architects, and – with the reopening of the great megalith of his Whitney Museum as the Met Breuerin New York – a larger public are gaining new insights into the cities and large-scale buildings Breuer planned.Breuer (1902–1981) is celebrated as an architect, furniture designer and teacher who is known as a “formgiver”of modern American architecture. Originally from Hungary, Breuer was one of the first students at the Bauhausbefore he emigrated to the USA in 1937."

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