Breuer’s Bohemia

By James Bluey

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Breuer's Bohemia explores a vibrant period of midcentury modern design and culture as seen through the influential New England houses designed by Marcel Breuer for his circle of clients and friends. The iconic twentieth-century architect MarcelBreuer was a prolific designer of residentialarchitecture, which is often overshadowedby his early renown as a Bauhaus furnituremaker and his large-scale projects. Breuer'sBohemia surveys the houses he designed in Connecticut and Massachusetts from the 1950s through the '70s, many of which were commissioned by a few culturally progressive clients-chiefly Rufus and Leslie Stillman and Andrew and Jamie Gagarin-who coalesced around him into a dynamic social circle. Included in this scene were prominent cultural figures such as Alexander Calder, Arthur Miller, Francine du Plessix Gray, Philip Roth, and William Styron, and more, marking a unique intersection of postwar architecture, art, and letters.
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Publish date
30 November 2021

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