Selected Bibliography of Works in English by and about Marcel Breuer

Isabelle Hyman
Professor of Fine Arts
New York University

By Breuer

"Where Do We Stand?" Architectural Review, April 1935, 133-36. Reprinted in Peter Blake, Marcel Breuer: Architect and Designer. New York: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1949, 119- 22.

"Architecture and Material." Circle, International Survey of Constructive Art. London: Faber and Faber, 1937, 193-202.

"Tell Me, What is Modern Architecture?" House & Garden, April 1940, 71.

"Design for Postwar Living: Project for a Worker's House." California Arts & Architecture, December 1943, 24-25.

"Stuyvesant Six: A Redevelopment Study." Pencil Points June 1944), 68-70, 102, 118.

"What is Happening to Modern Architecture?" Statement presented at symposium, Museum of Modern Art, New York, February 11, 1948. Published in Museum of Modern Art Bulletin, Spring 1948, and Arts & Architecture, May 1948, 31.

Marcel Breuer: Sun and Shadow. The Philosophy of an Architect. Editing and Notes by Peter Blake. New York: Dodd Mead & Co., 1955.

Marcel Breuer Buildings and Projects, 1921-1961. Captions and Introduction by Cranston Jones, Editor. New York: Praeger, 1962; Stuttgart: Verlag Gerd Hatje, 1962.

"Matter and Intrinsic Form." [2nd Annual Reed and Barton Design Lecture, presented at the University of Michigan, March 6, 1963.] Taunton, Mass: Reed and Barton, 1963.

"The Contemporary Aspect of Pharaonic Architecture." Preface to Living Architecture: Egyptian, by Jean Louis de Ceneval. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1964, 3-5.

"An Interview with Marcel Breuer." Connection, Visual Arts at Harvard, Fall 1966, 16-20.

Interview with Shirley Reiff Howarth, "Marcel Breuer: On Religious Architecture." Art Journal 39 (1979): 257-60.

"The Faceted, Molded Facade: Depth, Sun and Shadow [with statement by Breuer]." Architectural Record, April 1966, 171- 86.

About Breuer

Abercrombie, Stanley, " Marcel Breuer, Koerfer House (with Herbert Beckhard), Moscia, Tessin, Switzerland 1963-67; Stillman House III (with Tician Papachristou), Litchfield, Conn. 1972-74; Gagarin House II (with Tician Papachristou), Litchfield, Conn. 1973-74," edited and photographed by Yukio Futagawa. Global Architecture 43, Tokyo: A.D.A. Edita, 1977.

Bayer, Herbert, Walter Gropius, and Ise Gropius, eds. Bauhaus 1919- 1928 [exhibition catalogue]. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1938. First paperbound edition 1975.

Blake, Peter. Marcel Breuer: Architect and Designer. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1949.

Blake, Peter. "The Selective Eye of Marcel Breuer." House Beautiful, March 1967, 153-58.

Driller, Joachim. Breuer Houses. Translated by Mark Cole and Jeremy Verrinder. London: Phaidon Press, Ltd., 2000.

Droste, Magdalena, and Manfred Ludewig.Marcel Breuer Design. Cologne: Taschen, 1992.

Forgacs, Eva. The Bauhaus Idea and Bauhaus Politics. Translated by John Batki. Budapest: Central European University Press, 1995.

Form Givers at Mid-Century. Exhibition organized by Cranston Jones. Organized and Sponsored by Time for the American Federation of Arts. New York, 1959.

Franciscono, Marcel. Walter Gropius and the Creation of the Bauhaus in Weimar. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1971.

Gatje, Robert F. Marcel Breuer: A Memoir, New York: Monacelli Press, 2000.

"Great Teachers: Marcel Breuer." "A Teacher and Mentor" (Edward Larrabee Barnes and Harry Seidler interviewed by William Saunders); Philip Johnson, "An Artist in Architecture;" Reprint of Breuer's 1940 "What is Modern Architecture?." Graduate School of Design News. Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Fall 1995, 26-33.

Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, Jr. Marcel Breuer and the American Tradition in Architecture. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, 1938 (mimeograph).

Hochman, Elaine S. Bauhaus: Crucible of Modernism. New York: Fromm International, 1997.

Howarth, Shirley Reiff. Marcel Breuer: Concrete and the Cross. Muskegon, Mich,: Hackley Art Museum, 1978.

Hyman, Isabelle. Marcel Breuer, Architect: The Career and the Buildings. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001.

Hyman, Isabelle. "The Marcel Breuer Papers and Michael Ventris: A Biographical Note." Syracuse University Library Associates Courier, Spring 1989, 3-12.

Hyman, Isabelle. "A Marcel Breuer House Project of 1938-1939." Syracuse University Library Associates Courier, Spring 1992, 55-84.

Hyman Isabelle. "Marcel Breuer and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 54, 1995, 2-14.

Jacobus, John. Twentieth Century Architecture: The Middle Years, 1940-65, New York: Praeger, 1966.

Jones, Cranston. "Marcel Breuer: The Bauhaus Continued." Architecture Today and Tomorrow. New York: McGraw Hill, 1961, 92-101.

Jordy, William H. "The Aftermath of the Bauhaus in America: Gropius, Mies, and Breuer." In The Intellectual Migration, Europe and America, 1930-1960, Donald Fleming and Bernard Bailyn, eds. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1969.

Jordy, William H."The Domestication of Modern: Ferry Cooperative Dormitory at Vassar College." In American Buildings and Their Architects, The Impact of European Modernism in the Mid- Twentieth Century. Garden City: Doubleday, 1972, 165-219.

"Marcel Breuer: American Houses," 2G:International Architecture Review 17. Barcelona: Gustavo Gilli, 2001.

Marcel Breuer: An Exhibition Organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, [exhibition catalogue]. Foreward by Wolf von Eckhardt. Statement by Richard G. Stein. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972.

"Marcel Breuer, Teacher and Architect." House and Home, May, 1952, 102-15.

"Marcel Breuer: The Buildings of St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota." Design Quarterly 53, 1961, 1-31.

"Marcel Breuer." In Architects on Architecture: New Directions in America, compiled by Paul Heyer, 264-77. New York: Walker, 1966.

Masello, David. Architecture Without Rules, The Houses of Marcel Breuer and Herbert Beckhard. New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1993.

"MBA: The Legacy of Marcel Breuer." Process:Architecture, No. 32. Tokyo: Process Architecture, 1982.

Naylor, Gillian. The Bauhaus Reassessed, New York: Dutton, 1985.

Nerdinger, Winfried. Walter Gropius: The Architect Walter Gropius: Drawings, Prints and Photographs from Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Mass. and from Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin [exhibition catalogue].Berlin: Mann Verlag, 1985).

Nerdinger, Winfried. Busch-Reisinger Museum, The Walter Gropius Archive. 3 vols. New York: Garland, 1990.

New York Museum of Modern Art. The House in the Museum Garden, Marcel Breuer, Architect. New York: Museum of Modern Art Bulletin 16, no. 1, 1949.

Papachristou, Tician, (ed.). Marcel Breuer: New Buildings and Projects, 1960-70. New York: Praeger, 1970.

Portoghesi, Paolo. "Marcel Breuer." Zodiac 8, 1961, 54-57.

Powers, Alan. In the Line of Development: F.R.S Yorke, E. Rosenberg, and C.S. Mardall to YRM, 1930-1992. London: RIBA Heinz Gallery, 1992.

"Recent Work of Marcel Breuer." Architectural Record, January 1960, 125-38.

Schlemmer, Tut, ed. The Letters and Diaries of Oskar Schlemmer, translated by Krishna Winston, Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1990.

Seidler, Harry. "Marcel Breuer." In Contemporary Architects, 126- 28. 2nd. ed. Chicago : St. James Press, 1987, 126-28.

Stillman, Rufus. "One Client's Point of View." In Marcel Breuer: Sun and Shadow:The Philosophy of an Architect, edited by Peter Blake. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1955, 147-48.

Stillman, Rufus. "A client and His Architect." Architectural Forum, March 1972, 46-51.

Stoddard, Whitney S. Adventure in Architecture, Building the New Saint John's. New York: Longmans, Green, 1958.

Whitford, Frank. Bauhaus. London: Thames and Hudson, 1986.

Wilk, Christopher. Marcel Breuer: Furniture and Interiors. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1981.

Wingler, Hans M. Bauhaus,.Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1986.

For further bibliography see:

Hyman, Isabelle. Marcel Breuer, Architect: The Career and the Buildings. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001, 391-393
and individual works in Part II.


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Greg Becker. Saint John's, Collegeville, MN.

Tamas Breuer. Print courtesy Herbert Beckhard
Frank Richlan & Associates.

Robert F. Gatje.

Yves Guillemaut.

Lee A. Hanley. Saint John’s Abbey Archives.

Bill Hedrich, Hedrich-Blessing, Chicago, IL. Saint John's Abbey Archives, Collegeville, MN.

Ted Hoffmeyer. Saint John's Abbey Archives, Collegeville, MN.

Courtesy IBM Corporate Archives.

Shin Koyama. Courtesy Annunciation Monastery, Bismarck, ND.

Courtesy St. Francis de Sales Parish.

Ben Schnall.

Ezra Stoller, ©Esto. All rights reserved.
(Thanks to Erica Stoller.)

Courtesy U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Robert C. Weaver Federal Building.

Unknown. Courtesy Annunciation Monastery, Bismarck, ND.

Unknown. Courtesy Robert F. Gatje.

Unknown. Saint John’s Abbey Archives.