Architecture: Breuer: The Compleat Designer

HIS life is a road map of modern architecture. The turns it took were his turns, the direction he pointed became the thruway. He is the compleat designer—of everything from kitchen cabinets to entire cities.

At 70, Marcel Lajos Breuer wears 50 years of achievement as easily as one of his old tweed jackets. Indeed, he seems almost cherubic, a stocky, gentle man with a merry twinkle in his blue eyes. The more celebrated Walter Gropius was a teacher; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe built crystalline monuments to a formula of his own...

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