447 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 32 cm
Designs and plans
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Introduction : The experience of space -- At the beginning of modernism : Furniture and first architectural works, 1920-37 ; Furniture designs at the Bauhaus ; Interior and furniture designs in Berlin ; Harnischmacher House, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1932 ; Doldertal apartment houses, Zurich, Switzerland, 193306 ; Architecture and furniture designs in London ; Gene's Pavilion, Bristol, England, 1936 -- Making a modern tradition : Houses, 1937-1950 ; Gropius house, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1937-8 ; Hagerty house, Cohasset, Massachusetts, 1937-8 ; Breuer house, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1938-9 ; Frank house, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1938-40 ; Chamberlain cottage, Wayland, Massachusetts, 1940-1 ; Geller house I, Lawrence, Long Island, New York, 1944-6 ; Robinson house, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1946-8 ; Breuer house New Canaan I, New Canaan, Connecticut, 1947-8 ; MoMA Exhibition house, New York, 1948-9 -- Constructing with elemental forms : Public buildings, 1950-60 ; UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 1952-8 ; De Bijenkorf Department Store, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1953-7 ; United States Embassy, The Hague, the Netherlands, 1954-8 ; Van Leer office building, Amstelveen, the Netherlands, 1957-8 ; Hunter College buildings, Bronx, New York, 1955-9 -- Perfecting the types : Houses, 1950-60 ; Breuer house New Canaan II, New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951 ; Caesar cottage, Lakeville, Connecticut, 1952 ; Starkey house, Duluth, Minnesota, 1954-5 ; Members' housing, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, New Jersey, 1955-6 ; Gagarin house I, Litchfield, Connecticut, 1956-7 ; Hooper house II, Baltimore, Maryland, 1956-9 ; Staehelin house, Zurich, Switzerland, 1956-9 -- Clarifying the themes : Public buildings, 1960-70 ; St.John's Abbey and University, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1953-68 ; Annunciation Priory of the Sisters of St.Benedict and University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1954-63 ; New York University, University Heights, Bronx, New York, 1956-61 ; IBM Research Center, La Gaude, France, 1960-70 ; Resort tow of Flaine, Haute-Savoie, France, 1960-70 ; St. Francis de Sales Church, Muskegon, Michigan, 1961-6 ; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1963-6 -- Transforming the types : Houses, 1960-76 ; McMullen Beach House, Mantoloking, New Jersey, 1960 ; Koerfer house, Ascona, Ticino, Switzerland, 1963-7 ; Stillman house II, Litchfield, Connecticut, 1965-6 ; Geller house II, Lawrence, Long Island, New York, 1967-9 ; Sayer house, Glanville, Calvados, France, 1972-3 -- Variations on selected themes : Public buildings, 1970-80 ; Armstrong Rubber Company, New Haven, Connecticut, 1965-70 ; University of Massachusetts campus center, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1965-70 ; IBM offices, laboratories and manufacturing, Boca Raton, Florida, 1967-72 ; Convent of the Sisters of Divine Providence, Baldegg, Switzerland, 1967-72 ; Atlanta Central Public Library, Atlanta, Georgia, 1971-80 -- Conclusion : Last of the first moderns/first of the last moderns -- Complete architectural works
The most comprehensive book on architect and designer Marcel Breuer (1902-1981), looking in detail at all the houses, furniture, and public buildings he designed In Europe and the United States--from his beginning at the Bauhaus through his collaboration with Walter Gropius, and the establishment of his own practice in the USA.