Art: Architectural Odyssey

When amateurs of the arts think of outstanding modern architects, the names most likely to pop into their minds are Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, Miës van der Rohe. If they know of Marcel Breuer, they usually identify him as the inventor of tubular metal furniture. In the Bauhaus in 1925. 23-year-old Marcel Breuer first designed tubular steel chairs. His designs were promptly pirated and vulgarized, and being identified as a furniture designer has injured Architect Breuer ever since. Visitors last week at Harvard's Robinson Hall, where models and photographs of...

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