Neutra Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Later projects such as the kaufmann house and Nesbitt House would continue this blend of art, and living comfort, landscape, 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. In the architecture of richard Neutra 1892–1970, inside and outside find their perfect modernist harmony.

Neutra Basic Art Series 2.0 - 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. As the californian sun glints off sleek building surfaces, palm trees, gardens, vast glass panel walls allow panoramic views over mountains, and pools.

Neutra moved to the united States from his native Vienna in 1923 and settled in Los Angeles. Neutra.

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Case Study Houses Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Case Study Houses. Their criteria included “using, as far as is practicable, many war-born techniques and materials best suited to the expression of man’s life in the modern world. The results of the program would redefine the modern home and extend influence not only across the United States but around the world.

Sponsored by arts & architecture magazine, the program sought to respond to the postwar building boom with prototype modern homes that could be both easily replicated and readily affordable to the average American. Concentrated on the los angeles area, the case study houses included 36 model homes commissioned from such major architects of the day as Richard Neutra, Pierre Koenig, Craig Ellwood, Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, Raphael Soriano, A.

Case Study Houses Basic Art Series 2.0 - . Quincy jones, and Ralph Rapson. This compact guide includes all of the case Study Houses with over 150 photos and plans, as well as a map showing locations of all sites, including those that no longer exist. The case study house program 1945–1966 was a unique event in the history of American architecture.

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Mies van der Rohe Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Case Study Houses. Mies van Der Rohe. Others cite mies van der Rohe as the ultimate master of an abidingly elegant essence. This book presents more than 20 of mies van der Rohe’s projects from the period 1906–1967 to introduce his groundbreaking practise and influence in both America and Europe. Famed for his motto “less is more, ” ludwig mies van der Rohe 1886–1969 was one of the founding fathers of modern architecture and a hotly-debated tastemaker of twentieth-century aesthetics and urban experience.

Mies van der rohe’s philosophy was one of underlying truth in pure forms and proportions. Some spoke out against this stark approach as the precursor to bland, generic cityscapes. With the help of contemporary technological and material developments, he sought a stripped-down purity to architecture, showcased by the likes of the Seagram Building and Farnsworth House.

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Eames Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN 2724466636662 - Mies van Der Rohe. The eames lounge chair wood, designed with molded plywood technology, became a defining furniture piece of the 20th century, while the couple’s contribution to the Case Study Houses project not only made inventive use of industrial materials but also developed an adaptable floor plan of multipurpose spaces which would become a hallmark of postwar modern architecture.

From the couple’s earliest furniture experiments to their seminal short film Powers of Ten, this book covers all the aspects of the illustrious Eames repertoire and its revolutionary impact on middle-class American living. Eames. Case Study Houses. Though best known for their furniture, photography, the husband and wife team were also forerunners in architecture, textile design, and film.

Eames Basic Art Series 2.0 - The eameses’ work defined a new, as well as for the use of modern materials, exemplary for its integration of craft and design, multifunctional modernity, notably plywood and plastics. The creative duo charles eames 1907–1978 and Ray Kaiser Eames 1912–1988 transformed the visual character of America.

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Bauhaus Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Case Study Houses. Bauhaus. Between its three successive locations in weimar, dessau and berlin, all varied in their artistic styles and preferences, the school fostered charismatic and creative exchange between teachers and students, but united in their idealism and their interest in a “total” work of art across different practices and media.

This book celebrates the adventurous innovation of the Bauhaus movement, both as a trailblazer in the development of modernism, and as a paradigm of art education, where an all-encompassing freedom of creative expression and cutting-edge ideas led to functional and beautiful creations. Eames. With utopian ideals for the future, sculpture, film, design, textiles, architecture, and technology to be applied across painting, ceramics, theatre, photography, craftsmanship, the school developed a pioneering fusion of fine art, and installation.

Bauhaus Basic Art Series 2.0 - As much an intense personal community as a publicly minded collective, gunta stölzl, and counted Josef and Anni Albers, the Bauhaus was first founded by Walter Gropius 1883–1969, Wassily Kandinsky, Oskar Schlemmer, Paul Klee, Marianne Brandt and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe among its members. Mies van Der Rohe.

In a fleeting fourteen year period, sandwiched between two world wars, Germany’s Bauhaus school of art and design changed the face of modernity.

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Wright Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Mies van Der Rohe. Wright. Wright was also often involved in many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass, paying particular attention to the balance between individual needs and community activity. Exploring wright’s aspirations to augment American society through architecture, this book offers a concise introduction to his at once technological and Romantic response to the practical challenges of middle-class Americans.

Case Study Houses. Eames. Acclaimed as the “father of skyscrapers, ” the quintessentially American icon Frank Lloyd Wright 1867–1959 was an architect of aspiration. He believed in giving cultivated american life its fitting architectural equivalent and applied his idealism to structures across the continent, offices, from suburban homes to churches, skyscrapers, and the celebrated Guggenheim Museum.

Wright Basic Art Series 2.0 - Wright’s work is distinguished by its harmony with humanity and its environment, a house in rural Pennsylvania, a philosophy he called organic architecture, and which found its paradigm at Fallingwater, cited by the American Institute of Architects as “the best all-time work of American architecture.

Wright also made a particular mark with his use of industrial materials, and by the simple L or T plan of his Prairie House which became a model for rural architecture across America. Bauhaus.

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Pierre Koenig Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Case Study Houses. Wright. Through windows, his buildings optimized the rapport between inside and outside, and glazing, terraces, water, skylights, while aiming for a simplistic purity of appearance. Through all of koenig’s major projects, including the johnson House 1962 and Oberman House 1962, this book introduces an architect who was pioneering in method and material and iconic of his time, as fueled by experimentalism as the postwar optimism of the age.

With this and his other equally innovative build for the famous project of the Arts & Architecture magazine, American architect Pierre Koenig 1925–2004 became one of the leading figures of the Modern movement. While still a student of architecture, Koenig designed and built his first exposed steel house in 1950, proving that the use of prefabricated materials could allow for spatial freedom in affordable houses.

Pierre Koenig Basic Art Series 2.0 - . Mies van Der Rohe. At its eagle’s nest promontory above Los Angeles, the building is a vision of streamlined glass and steel, its slick lines echoing the twinkling city boulevards below. Bauhaus. Eames. Throughout his career, he would champion socially responsible design, as well as buildings that responded deftly and directly to the Southern California climate.

There are few images of 20th-century architecture more iconic than the nighttime view of Case Study House #22.

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Aalto Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Influenced by both the landscape and the political independence of his native Finland, compassionate buildings, he designed warm, mechanistic, curving, wholly set apart from the slick, geometric designs that characterized much contemporary European practice. Whether a church, aalto’s organic structures tended to replace plaster and steel with brick and wood, often incorporating undulating, wave-like forms, which would also appear in his chair, or a public library, a villa, glassware, a sauna, and lamp designs.

Eames. Alvar aalto 1898–1976 made a unique modernist mark. Aalto. Wright. Case Study Houses. An adherent to detail, aalto insisted upon the humanity of his work stating: “Modern architecture does not mean using immature new materials; the main thing is to work with materials towards a more human line. Many of aalto’s public buildings such as säynätsalo town hall, the lecture theatre at Otaniemi Technical University, the Helsinki National Pensions Institute and the Helsinki House of Culture may be seen as psychological as well as physical landmarks in the rebuilding of Finland after the ravages of war.

Aalto Basic Art Series 2.0 - Mies van Der Rohe. Bauhaus.

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Lautner Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Aalto. From commercial buildings to such iconic homes as the Chemosphere, we look at Lautner’s sensitivity to a building’s surroundings and his unique capacity to integrate structures into the Californian landscape. Bauhaus. Wright. Case Study Houses. Lautner. With his geometric structures perched upon the hillsides, and deserts of California, beaches, John Lautner 1911–1994 was behind some of the most striking and innovative architectural designs in mid-20th-century America.

This introductory book brings together the most important of Lautner’s projects to explore hishis ingenious use of modern building materials and his bold stylistic repertoire of sweeping rooflines, glass-paneled walls, and steel beams. Mies van Der Rohe. With several of lautner’s houses now labeled los angeles historic-Cultural Monuments, as much as his pioneering of a visual paradigm of 1950s optimism, economic growth, we’ll also consider the architect’s cultural legacy, and space-age adventure.

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Saarinen Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Eames. Aalto. Bauhaus. Lautner. During his long association with knoll, Saarinen’s other famous furniture pieces included the “Grasshopper” lounge chair and the “Womb” settee. The creator of the ubiquitous knoll “tulip” chairs and tables, Eero Saarinen 1910–1961 was one of the 20th century’s most prominent space shapers, merging dynamic forms with a modernist sensibility across architecture and design.

Among saarinen’s greatest accomplishments are Washington D. C. S dulles international airport, the very sculptural and fluid TWA terminal at JFK Airport in New York, and the 630 ft. Mies van Der Rohe. Married to aline bernstein saarinen, a well-known critic of art and architecture, Saarinen also collaborated with Charles Eames, with whom he designed his first prize-winning chair.

Saarinen Basic Art Series 2.0 - With rich illustration tracing his life and career, this introduction follows Saarinen from his studies across his training all the way to his most prestigious projects, and explores how each of his designs brought a new dimension to the modernist landscape. Catenary curves were present in many of his structural designs.

. 192 m high gateway Arch of St. Louis, missouri, each of them defining structures of postwar America. Case Study Houses.

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Albert Frey Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Wright. Architect albert frey 1903–1998 saw a modernist utopia in the desert. On a visit to palm Springs, he fell under the desert spell. Aalto. Eames. Mies van Der Rohe. Lautner. Bauhaus. It was here, amid the arid and empty landscape, that he could truly envisage a perfect modern future. Like fellow californian luminary, steel, and merging aluminum, John Lautner, Frey would spend the rest of his career nurturing the consonance of architecture and nature: studying the fall of sunlight and rain, and glass with the boulders and sands of the West Coast wilds.

Taschen. Born in zurich, he studied in europe with Le Corbusier before moving to the United States in 1930, convinced it was the land of architectural opportunity. His vision centered in particular on Palm Springs, capitalizing on the city’s postwar population boom to create a bastion of the sleek, leisurely modernism that defines midcentury California.

Albert Frey Basic Art Series 2.0 - In this dependable architect introduction, and bauhaus, le corbusier, we follow Frey’s long and prestigious career from his European beginnings through to the apogee of his Californian practice, taking in his notes on De Stijl, and exploring the stylistic, material, and geographic makings of his unique “desert modernism.

Case Study Houses.

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