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Marcel Breuer: A Memoir Paperback – October 2, 2000
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About the Author
Robert F. Gatje is a native of New York. After studying architecture at Cornell University and traveling on a Fulbright Scholarship, he began a twenty-three-year working relationship with Marcel Breuer; they were partners for eleven years. From 1987 to 1995, Gatje worked with Richard Meier, becoming his partner in 1990. In his retirement, he is working with Thomas Phifer on a project in Edinburgh, Scotland, and chairing the building committees for two not-for-profit organizations.
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Gatje has woven a great insider's story about Breuer and his creative processes, including the structuring and daily operations of Breuer's architectural offices while they were engaged in a variety of trend-setting projects. He candidly discusses project development politics from drafting room-to client-to the ministerial levels of foreign governments. The long, often arduous, journey from master plan to project completion is graphically portrayed by a number of examples. Also discussed are highlights in the personal and professional lives of Breuer and the many persons intimately involved in his work.
Breuer was one of the brilliant professionals living in our generation. The book should be of interest to technical and business professionals as well as lay readers, an unusual quality.