Although Marcel Breuer's name conjures up images of his ubiquitous "Breuer Chair", it is his many houses that best reveal his design philosophy. Virtually all of his houses were designed in collaboration with Herbert Beckhard, who began as a young associate and later became a partner in Breuer's firm. The houses are noted for such dynamics as interior spaces that flow into each other, a rigorous denial of extraneous detail, a keen respect for, and use of, natural materials, innovative applications of state-of-the-art technology and a conspicuous articulation of structure. "Architecture Without Rules" examines 20 houses in chronological order, including the renowned Roebeck, Starkey, Hooper and Wise houses. The variables that define each house are examined, including site constraints, client stipulations, materials, and interior and exterior functions.
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David Masello lives in New York City.From Publishers Weekly:
Twenty innovative houses engendered by the collaboration between Hungarian-born Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer (1902-81) and American architect Herbert Beckhard (b. 1926) are examined in this handsome volume. Breuer (famous for the eponymous chair he designed), who emigrated to the U.S. in 1937, and Beckhard, who now heads a Manhattan-based architectural firm, favored large, open interior spaces, fieldstone walls, uninterrupted glazed surfaces and structures that "float" above their sites by means of posts, trusses and supporting walls. Despite these similarities, the houses they designed together, in California, Minnesota, New York, Vermont and Switzerland, are highly individualistic, modernist compositions reflecting their clients' lifestyles. Masello, a contributor to Architectural Record , affectionately walks readers through these eclectic, deliberately asymmetrical dwellings, aided by 100 black-and-white photographs and 16 pages in color.
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