MARCEL BREUER: SUN AND SHADOW - THE PHILOSOPHY OF AN ARCHITECT edited by Peter Blake
Longman's Green & Co.1956 First edition, 205 pp., 8 1/4" X 10 3/4" Hardcover
Very good with good dust jacket
"The presentation of Breuer's work--from the smallest one-family houses to the new UNESCO Headquarters Buildings in Paris (of which he is the American architect)--is handled in a way never tried before in an architectural publication. Breuer's work, for example, is not presented in a chronological succession of buildings, but as a series of revolutionary ideas that have affected many things, from the design of chairs to the design of skyscrapers. These ideas are dramatized in Mr. Brodovitch's page-designs through the use of bold illustrations and brilliant color."
"Breuer's idea are further elaborated in his own statements which tie the book together. These writings grew out of a great many conversations which were first recorded on tape and then transcribed. Hence the text is a living running commentary and proof that Breuer's further reputation as a major teacher of architecture is well deserved." - from the editor