copertina di Neutra - Complete Works


Neutra Complete Works

di Barbara Lamprecht
a cura di Peter Gössel

Richard Neutra (1872-1970) nato e cresciuto a Vienna, si trasferì in America agli esordi della sua carriera e si stabilì in California. L' influenza che ha esercitato sull' architettura post bellica è assolutamente indiscussa, con uno stile dove gli assolati paesaggi della costa occidentale si adattano particolarmente bene all' aspetto moderno ed elegante dei suoi progetti. Neutra è quasi un antesignano dell' attenzione moderna per la relazione fra esseri umani e natura: la sua capacità di integrare tecnologia, estetica, scienza e natura fa di lui uno dei maestri indiscussi dell' architettura moderna.


The quintessential California Modernist

Richard Neutra and his search for modern architecture

'[...] the definitive volume on the Viennese-born architect.' - (Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles)

Originally from Vienna, Richard Neutra came to America early in his career, settling in California. His influence on post-war architecture is undisputed, the sunny climate and rich landscape being particularly suited to his cool, sleek modern style.

Neutra had a keen appreciation for the relationship between people and nature; his trademark plate glass walls and ceilings which turn into deep overhangs have the effect of connecting the indoors with the outdoors. His ability to incorporate technology, aesthetic, science, and nature into his designs brought him to the forefront of Modernist architecture.

In this volume, all of Neutra's works (nearly 300 private homes, schools, and public buildings) are gathered together, illustrated by over 1000 photographs, including those of Julius Shulman and other prominent photographers.


* > Barbara Lamprecht writes on and teaches architectural history, concentrating on Modernism, and practices architecture, specializing in sustainability and small spaces. She contributes to Dwell, The Architectural Review, Architecture, Architectural Record and Fine Homebuilding. 

Peter Gössel runs a practice for the design of museums and exhibitions. He is the editor of TASCHEN's monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner and Richard Neutra, as well as the editor of the Basic Architecture Series.

Veste editoriale: Cartonato
Formato: 33,2x25,7
Pagine: 464
Lingua: GB-F-D
Anno: 2010
ISBN: 9783836512442