Buckminster Knows 031

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In 1940, the Hungarian-born American architect Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) designed (in collaboration with his mentor Walter Gropius (1883-1969)) a small vacation house for Henry C. Chamberlain in Wayland, MA. Here the austere shapes of the Bauhaus style were modified by the use of a wood-frame exterior, a variation in keeping with native New England building tradition. The façade of this tiny structure has become an icon of the modern house, it demonstrates Marcel's uncanny eye for shape and was immortalized in the now-famous photograph above by Ezra Stoller (1915-2004). 
I'm currently reading Robert F. Gatje's Marcel Breuer: A Memoir (2000, New York), so I will probably post a couple more Breuer's soon. 

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