Assembly-line Architecture: Repetition and Innovation in the Work of Marcel Breuer
Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center
Bird Library, 6th Floor
The exhibit, curated by Teresa Harris, architectural historian and project coordinator for the Marcel Breuer Digital Archive, showcases original drawings, photographs and documents from Breuer's long career.
Like many modern architects, Marcel Breuer found inspiration in the repetition characteristic of industrial processes, often relying on modular units or a standard kit of parts to create his buildings and interiors. The limits imposed by these systems stimulated subtle formal and spatial innovation so that no two designs were exactly alike, despite common components.