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Original drawings for the Marcel Breuer Coloring Book, not before 1962

Original drawings for the Marcel Breuer Coloring Book, not before 1962

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Title: Original drawings for the Marcel Breuer Coloring Book

Date: not before 1962

Physical Details: 1 drawing : ink ; 28 x 22 cm.

Description: Sixteen original drawings, many with text, that comprised the "Marcel Breuer Coloring Book."

The drawings and cryptic text make humorous reference to various Breuer projects, colors, materials, and working methods, such as the Unesco Building in Paris, Cesca and Isokon chairs, his use of stone and concrete, and "Breuer Blue." The book may have been distributed as a year-end office folly.

Date derived from stamp on final page: December 20, 1962.

A mimeographed copy of the coloring book appears among the Marcel Breuer papers also at the Archives of American Art. This has also been scanned, see digital ID 1022.

Creator: Unidentified

Forms part of: Original drawings for The Marcel Breuer Coloring Book

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Original drawings for the Marcel Breuer Coloring Book, not before 1962. Original drawings for The Marcel Breuer Coloring Book. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 3260