Los Angeles Modernism Revisited: Homes by Neutra, Schindler, Ain and Contemporaries

Los Angeles Modernism Revisited: Homes by Neutra, Schindler, Ain and Contemporaries

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Description via Amazon. California is a mecca of mid-century modern architecture, with an abundance of homes considered masterpieces of modern style by leading architects of the era. However, relatively few people know that two Austrian designers had a lasting impact on the architecture of Los Angeles between the 1930s and 1960s. Richard Neutra (1892–1970) and Rudolph M. Schindler (1887–1953) combined modern form with inventive construction and new materials to create a truly modern vision of life that remains inspiring to this day, those of Neutra and lesser known houses Schindler, as well as other architects directly influenced by their work, such as left-wing Los Angeles architect Gregory Ain. Each of the houses presented is characterized by a minimalist aesthetic, economical use of space and ideal adaptations to the climatic conditions. The houses are monuments of their time and timeless models for contemporary and future architecture. They are shown in their current state in breathtaking photographs by David Schreyer, which are supplemented by newly drawn floor plans. Andreas Nierhaus uses interviews with the current residents of the houses to investigate what the houses mean for them.

Los Angeles Modernism Revisited: Homes by Neutra, Schindler, Ain and Contemporaries

  • ISBN

    3038601616

  • title

    Los Angeles Modernism Revisited: Homes by Neutra, Schindler, Ain and Contemporaries

  • author

    David Schreyer; Andreas Nierhaus

  • editor

    Park books

  • Publishing year

    2020

  • binding

    Hardback edition

  • language

    English

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