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Richard Neutra: Complete Works
By Barbara Lamprecht

July 21, 2001 /
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...shows L.A. as an Eden of clean lines, exposed beams, and floor-to-ceiling windows./The New Yorker

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The Singleton House Los Angeles 1959

A hardcover book weighing 12 pounds with a wooden finish and a hefty price tag of US$ 150.00......
Very expensive but, we agree with the reviews, It is a truly beautiful book...worth its weight in wood!

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The Kaufman House Palm Springs 1946

For the first time, all of Neutra's works, nearly 300 private homes, schools, and public buildings, are gathered together in one volume, illustrated by over 1000 photographs, including those of Julius Shulman and other prominent photographers.

Originally from Vienna, 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.

The author:
Barbara Lamprecht studied History of Architecture. She earned her BA from Bucknell University in 1976. Working as a journalist for many years, she has published numerous articles on architectural topics in various journals. She has also run a design studio since 1992.

The editor:
Peter Gössel (born 1956) runs a practice for the design of museums and exhibitions.This book joins Architecture in the Twentieth Century, Furniture Design, Julius Shulman and R.M. Schindler, which he previously edited for Taschen.

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Publisher: Taschen

Last updated: December 19, 2013

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