R M Schindler by Judith SheineR M Schindler by Judith Sheine

R M Schindler

byJudith Sheine

Hardcover | September 13, 2001

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R M Schindler (18871953) was a pivotal Modernist architect who remained largely unrecognized by the critical establishment during his lifetime. A pragmatist and theoretician, Schindler designed more than 500 projects, over 150 of which were built, most of these in the Los Angeles area, where he settled in 1920.Trained in Vienna and influenced by two teachers, Adolf Loos and Otto Wagner, Schindler immigrated to Chicago in 1914, hoping to work for Frank Lloyd Wright. By 1918 he had attained that goal, and two years later he moved to Los Angeles as project architect for Wright's famous Barnsdall House. In his own practice, which began in 1922, Schindler synthesized the ideas of Loos, Wagner and Wright into his own original and distinct approach, which he called 'space architecture'. This book focuses on Schindler's influences and on an analysis of his buildings. It includes rare archival material and new photography by Grant Mudford, as well as over 150 redrawn plans, sections and diagrams.
Title:R M SchindlerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.63 × 8.63 × 1.38 inPublished:September 13, 2001Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714839140

ISBN - 13:9780714839141

Appropriate for ages: 13

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'A thorough, well-paced survey of his professional development, interweaving his biography and works to notable effect.'