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Incoming Dean Massey Awarded 2017 Graham Foundation Grant for “Marcel Breuer: Building Global Institutions” Co-Authored with Barry Bergdoll

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Incoming Dean Massey Awarded 2017 Graham Foundation Grant for “Marcel Breuer: Building Global Institutions” Co-Authored with Barry Bergdoll

Jonathan Massey, incoming dean of Taubman College (beginning August 1, 2017) and Barry Bergdoll, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History at Columbia University and curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, have been awarded a 2017 Graham Foundation Grant for Marcel Breuer: Building Global Institutions (Lars Müller Publishers, 2017). Contributors to the publication include: Lucia Allais, Kenny Cupers, Teresa M. Harris, John Harwood, Lucy Mulroney, Guy Nordenson, and Timothy M. Rohan.

More about Marcel Breuer: Building Global Institutions:
Marcel Breuer is best known as a Bauhaus furniture designer and architect, who changed the face of American housing after his 1937 immigration to the United States. Less frequently studied are the large-scale buildings and complexes he planned, built, or projected—from the 1950s through the 1970s, across the United States and around the world—in a distinctive, reinforced concrete idiom that helped to define Brutalism. By analyzing the architect's corporate headquarters, civic and sacred buildings, laboratories, campuses, and urban plans—as well as their antecedents in his short interwar English period and the longer evolution of his aesthetic convictions—the essays in this volume illuminate Breuer's role in transforming modern architecture through the major institutions of its postwar society.

More about the Graham Foundation:
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. In 2017, the Graham Foundation awarded $568,500 to 72 projects by individuals.