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Marcel Breuer Letter, 1971.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Breuer, Marcel, 1902-1981
Title: Marcel Breuer Letter,
Dates: 1971
Abstract: 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.
Identification: 1969-001
Quantity: 1 item
Repository: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Biographical Note

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).

Source:

"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)


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Index Terms

Terms are either Library of Congress Subject Headings or taken from local sources.

Subjects (Persons)

Breuer, Marcel, 1902-1981
Barnstone, Howard.
Neuhaus, Hugo Victor, Jr. (1915-1987).

Subjects (Organizations)

Marcel Breuer and Associates
Marcel Breuer Associates/Architects and Planners
University of Houston. College of Architecture
American Institute of Architects. College of Fellows.

Subjects

Architecture -- Texas -- Houston.

Formats

Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Marcel Breuer Letter, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Acquisition

Gift of Howard Barnstone, April 1972

Processed by

Amelia Abreu, 2006


Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box
1 Letter, 1971