[PAST EVENT] Selected Topics in Architecture Lecture Series: Isabelle Hyman, Prof. Emerita, New York University
March 1, 2011
The illustrious career of Hungarian-born architect Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) began at the famed Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany soon after World War I and reached its apogee in the United States in the decades after World War II. Named in 1956 as one of the "Formgivers of the Twentieth Century," he was described as a "monumental figure among modern architects." This lecture will account for the immense range and scope of his contribution to architectural modernism, and the current perspective on that productive but beleaguered period.