R M Schindler

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714839141
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,484,486
  • Product dimensions: 8.63 (w) x 8.63 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 4
Introduction 7
Getting to Los Angeles or Famous Architects He Knew 10
Schindler and Wright or The First Space Architect 34
Schindler and the International Style or His Work Had No Place in It 62
Modern Architecture: A Program 80
Theory or Space, Climate, Light, Mood 82
The Early Years or Concrete and Radicalism 104
Plaster-Skin Design or The Search for Cheapness 146
The Search for Form or "There Is Certainly Immense Vitality ..." 176
The Late Work or The Schindler Frame and Visual Techniques 198
Practice or R. M. Schindler, Architect 238
Influence and Reputation or He Was an Incorrigible Bohemian 252
Conclusion or "I, in Common with Many Others, Like Him Very Much" 268
Notes 278
Works and Projects 286
Selected Bibliography 295
Index 300
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2001

    nothing new

    This book had the potential to contribute to the anemic information on this fascinating early modernist architect. Instead it repackages projects and information readily available through other sources. The analysis of Schindler's work seems to border on cheerleading, rather than presenting a crticial dialogue about his ideas and built work. Check out Sarnitz's 1988 book (if you can find it) for a more intersting read on the work of Schindler. If this book aspires to the coffee table variety - which it seems to - it could have been more like Lamprecht's excellent ouvre on Richard Neutra, which is more scholarly and comprehensive. The one star is for the beautiful photography by Mumford. Note: what's with the day-glo cover?

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