Saturday, August 11, 2007

Upcoming Breuer Exhibit in D.C.

The National Building Museum in Washington D.C. is planning an exhibition on Breuer to open this fall.

Marcel Breuer: Design and Architecture
November 3, 2007 – February 17, 2008
First floor galleries

Marcel Breuer: Design and Architecture will focus on Marcel Breuer’s extraordinary achievement in furniture and interior design. At the same time, the exhibition will provide an opportunity to reintroduce Breuer’s long-neglected architectural work and examine its significance in the history of modern architecture.

Developed by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany (which houses one of the most extensive and comprehensive collection of Breuer’s furniture designs in the world), Marcel Breuer: Design and Architecture is the first exhibition to treat all facets of his work with equal weight from the small scale of a coffee table, through sleek residential and commercial interiors, and to large-scale buildings. The exhibition will trace the incremental development of Breuer’s daring departure from traditional wood furniture and his pivotal contribution to the history of design, with the “invention” of tubular steel furniture.

Twelve models produced exclusively for this exhibition will highlight Breuer’s extensive architectural work from residential homes to religious, cultural, and civic institutions. In addition, drawings, floor plans, photographs, models, video projection and interactive computer terminals will shed light on Breuer’s long and varied architectural career. A catalogue with more than 450 illustrations will accompany the exhibition. The National Building Museum will be the show’s exclusive North American venue.

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