Rudolf Michael Schindler by James Steele
Edited by Peter Gossel
New Photography by Joachim Schumacher
4to. pp. 180. English, German & French text. profusely illustrated. biography. index. hardcover boards. dw. (fine condition, with some minor shelf wear). Koln: Taschen, .
ISBN-10: 3822871885 / ISBN-13: 9783822871881
In 1932, when Philip Johnson and Henry-Russell Hitchcock organized the exhibition The International Style, they did not invite Rudolf M. Schindler (1887-1953). He did not fit the streamlined image of the modern architecture of the times. Today, however, Schindler is regarded as an outstanding exponent of the Californian modernist style. His own residence in Kings Road, Hollywood (1922), and the beach house he designed for Philip Lovell (1926), had a lasting influence on the development of modern architecture in California. Schindler left Vienna in 1914, where he had studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts under Otto Wagner. By the time he died in 1953, he had designed over 500 buildings, more than 150 of which, mostly family residences, were actually built. Large numbers of Schindler's projects still exist, and many of them have been specially photographed for this book.