November 29, 2021
A Book Chronicles Marcel Breuer’s House Designs for Friends
Though there is no shortage of material available on Breuer’s furniture, buildings, and influence, Crump’s account suggests that examining the architect’s residential projects is key to understanding the full scope of his work. “While his bold, large-scale buildings projected the persona of the heroic architect paving the way for the future of global modernism, the houses that he designed for a small cadre of clients whom he would also count as friends arguably define his essence as an architect,” he writes. Crump’s chronicle of Breuer’s more personal projects and entanglements does shed light on what seems a hidden corner of his rich legacy. It also illuminates an interesting chapter of New England’s Modernist heritage.
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