Hardcover, 8.3 x 10.2 in., 1.23 lb, 96 pages
Explore a unique blend of structure and surroundings in this essential architectural introduction to Richard Neutra, pioneer of a particularly holistic brand of modernism which incorporated the ragged lines of a landscape as much as the sleek surfaces and pared down geometries of 20th-century cool.
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Customer reviews (6)
An impeccable blend of building and environmentIn the architecture of Richard Neutra (1892–1970), inside and outside find their perfect modernist harmony. As the Californian sun glints off sleek building surfaces, vast glass panel walls allow panoramic views over mountains, gardens, palm trees, and pools.
Neutra moved to the United States from his native Vienna in 1923 and settled in Los Angeles. He displayed his affinity with architectural settings early on with the Lovell House, set on a landscaped hill with views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Mountains. Later projects such as the Kaufmann House and Nesbitt House would continue this blend of art, landscape, and living comfort, with Neutra’s clients often receiving detailed questionnaires to define their precise needs.
This richly illustrated architect introduction presents the defining projects of Neutra’s career. As crisp structures nestle amid natural wonders, we celebrate a particularly holistic brand of modernism which incorporated the ragged lines and changing colors of nature as much as the pared down geometries of the International Style.
Born back in 1985, the Basic Art Series has evolved into the best-selling art book collection ever published. Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture series features:
- an introduction to the life and work of the architect
- the major works in chronological order
- information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions
- a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings
- approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts, and plans)
Customer reviews (6)
Rohan, October 27, 2021
Wonderful photography and interesting text for one of the greatest architects.
Modern Architecture Gem
Thomas, October 27, 2021
If you love post-war modern architecture this book by one of its finest practitioners is a must. Highly recommended.
Chiara, October 27, 2021
Complete even if “smallsize”
Neutra – Basic Art Series
Sebastian, October 27, 2021
Basic Art Series are truly a bang for your buck. For a price of two sandwiches at the gas station you can be hungry instead, but gaze upon the masters of their respective areas in cheap but high quality books with a ton of photographical material and filled with informations to the max!
RAFAEL, October 27, 2021
Libro de excelente calidad por sus fotografias y textos
Helmut, December 27, 2021
Andere Blickweisen, andere Eindrücke! Stark!