Marcel Breuer Letter, 1971.
Modernist architect and designer, born in Pécs, Hungary. He became director of the furniture department at the Weimar Bauhaus in 1924, and invented a series of furniture-designs using structural frames of bent-steel tubes finished in chrome. In 1928 he set up an architectural practice in Berlin. Came to United States in 1937 to teach at Harvard, where students included students Philip Johnson and Paul Rudolph. In 1946 he moved his practice to New York City. Major projects included the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (1952-8), the lecture-hall, New York University, the IBM Research Centre, La Gaude, Var, France (1961 with Robert F. Gatje ) and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (with H. Smith, 1963-6).
"Breuer, Marcel Lajos" A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. James Stevens Curl. Oxford University Press 2006. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. University of Houston. 14 September 2006 http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/ENTRY.html?subview=Main=t1.e673
For further information on Barnstone and Neuhaus:
Howard Barnstone Papers, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Barnstone, Howard" http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/BB/fbael.html (accessed September 13, 2006).
Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. " Neuhaus, Hugo Victor, Jr. (1915-1987).," http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/NN/fne43.html (accessed September 14, 2006)
Letter from Marcel Breuer, written from New York City to University of Houston Professor of Architecture Howard Barnstone. October 12, 1971. Regards letter from Barnstone asking for support in Hugo V. Neuhaus Jr.'s nomination to the AIA College of Fellows.
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Marcel Breuer Letter, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Gift of Howard Barnstone, April 1972
Amelia Abreu, 2006
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