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“Sun and Shadow:” Exploring Marcel Breuer’s Basic Design Principle

“Sun and Shadow:” Exploring Marcel Breuer’s Basic Design Principle Abstract This study is an exploration of Marcel Breuer’s basic design methodology as it appears in his writings, particularly his 1956 monograph Marcel Breuer: Sun and Shadow, the Philosophy of an Architect. By identifying the influences that helped shape the background to his theoretical approach, and with the support of broader philosophical resources, the characteristics and subtleties of Breuer’s particular concept of dualism in architecture are outlined. This allows for a new interpretative approach to the critical analysis of his postwar architecture, using structuralism, through which the specific qualities of Breuer’s dualism are evaluated in terms of design. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

“Sun and Shadow:” Exploring Marcel Breuer’s Basic Design Principle

Architecture and Culture , Volume 9 (2): 26 – Apr 3, 2021

“Sun and Shadow:” Exploring Marcel Breuer’s Basic Design Principle

Architecture and Culture , Volume 9 (2): 26 – Apr 3, 2021

Abstract

Abstract This study is an exploration of Marcel Breuer’s basic design methodology as it appears in his writings, particularly his 1956 monograph Marcel Breuer: Sun and Shadow, the Philosophy of an Architect. By identifying the influences that helped shape the background to his theoretical approach, and with the support of broader philosophical resources, the characteristics and subtleties of Breuer’s particular concept of dualism in architecture are outlined. This allows for a new interpretative approach to the critical analysis of his postwar architecture, using structuralism, through which the specific qualities of Breuer’s dualism are evaluated in terms of design.

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Taylor & Francis
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© 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
2050-7836
eISSN
2050-7828
DOI
10.1080/20507828.2021.1907107
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Abstract

Abstract This study is an exploration of Marcel Breuer’s basic design methodology as it appears in his writings, particularly his 1956 monograph Marcel Breuer: Sun and Shadow, the Philosophy of an Architect. By identifying the influences that helped shape the background to his theoretical approach, and with the support of broader philosophical resources, the characteristics and subtleties of Breuer’s particular concept of dualism in architecture are outlined. This allows for a new interpretative approach to the critical analysis of his postwar architecture, using structuralism, through which the specific qualities of Breuer’s dualism are evaluated in terms of design.

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Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: Apr 3, 2021

Keywords: architectural theory; modern architecture; Marcel Breuer; design methodology; antithetical pairs; dualism; structuralism

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