The World Of Modern Architecture Essay

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• Z Marcel The “TIME” magazine in 1956 defined Breuer as one of those great designers and architects that have “moulded the 20th century”. As a designer, with his tubular steel furniture, he has written the history of design: his “Wassily” chair, in fact, has became an icon of modern living. As an architect he has been one of the most innovative and interesting ones of his time, but, unfortunately, this role has not been so often recognized in him by the historians.

M. Breuer belongs to a generation to which time and fame have not been so generous with. W. Gropius, Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier, in fact, when Breuer was in his twenties, had already began to give their contribute to the birth of a new era in architecture: the Modern Movement. Only in the latest years the critics have started to give to his figure the role that truly belongs to him: the role of one of the major protagonists of modern architecture.

M. Breuer was not only one of the most prolific architects of his time but also one of the most innovative and interesting ones. He possessed an excellent sense related to proportions, forms and materials.To be able to comprehend his art, we need to take time, to spend time in front of his regular, sculptural forms.That’s probably what truly and deeply attracts of Breuer’s architecture: the extra-ordinary vigour.

M. Breuer’art doesn’t know frailty or weakness. It’s exactly like its creator. It precisely shows the temperament of his author: a strong.
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