Tuesday, June 19, 2007

By 1971, Why Did Western Visionary Modernism Turn Into Anti-Renaissance, Modular, Serial Modernism?

Marcel Breuer’s 1971 Cleveland Trust Tower was abandoned in the late 1980s.

See Christopher Maag "New Focus on a Forlorn Cleveland Tower" New York Times June 19, 2007.

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"Marcel Lajos Breuer – Lajkó to his friends – was born on 21 May 1902 in the provincial city of Pecs, Hungary. His early study and teaching at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau in the twenties introduced the wunderkind to the older giants of the era of whom three – Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Walter Gropius – were to have life-long influence upon his professional life." ...

Robert F. Gatje "Marcel Breuer: A Brief Biography"

Pecs, Hungary, European Union: UNESCO World City of Peace

Pecs, Hungary, European Union: European Capital of Culture 2010

Sibiu, Romania, European Union: European Capital of Culture 2007

Photo credit: (c) David Maxwell for The New York Times. With thanks.


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