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Breuer's Bohemia by James Crump
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Sep 14, 2021 | ISBN 9781580935784

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“Breuer’s Bohemia, a substantial, handsomely executed volume. . . James Crump weaves a fascinating history of how private lives intersect with architecture, all the while clearly explaining what made these arresting structures so practical and appealing.”
—Wall Street Journal

“Breuer’s Bohemia surveys an oft-overlooked corner of the Modernist’s oeuvre.”
Metropolis

“The image heavy Breuer’s Bohemia opens up a new dimension of the designer’s practice for those that are already familiar and those just getting started.” 
—Cultured Magazine

“Takes an incisive look into the roiling cultural milieu in which Marcel Breuer crafted some of his most groundbreaking residential projects. It’s a tale of inspiration and decadence, rife with heavy drinking and free love, all set against a backdrop of leftist politics and social iconoclasm incubated in the seemingly staid suburban outposts of Connecticut and Massachusetts.”
Architectural Digest
 
“[A] must read.”
Aspire Design and Home

“…covers the saga in print, with irresistible photos of an all-star cast and their louche New England idyll.”
The Spaces

“Breuer’s Bohemia is an excellent, vivid documentation of a specific time and place.”
A Daily Dose of Architecture 

“Crump’s chronicle of Breuer’s more personal projects and entanglements . . . shed[s] light on what seems a hidden corner of his rich legacy. It also illuminates an interesting chapter of New England’s Modernist heritage.”
—Metropolis

“The sense that permeates Breuer’s Bohemia— one perhaps unsurprising for a catalogue on the life and work of this influential Bauhausian-furniture maker turned residential architect — is a love of architecture. . . For readers who feel a similar love for the niche interests and wider aesthetics of midcentury Modern architecture, Breuer’s Bohemia is a treasure trove of imagery, letters, and media surrounding the interlocution between titans of the form, their patrons, and the impression they left on the landscape and the medium.”
Hyperallergic

“The book is rich in history and text, a true deep dive.” 
—1stdibs Introspective Magazine

“A worthy addition to larger architecture collections.”
Library Journal

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