The architecture of R.M. Schindler

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With such masterworks as the Schindler-Chace House and the Lovell Beach House in California, the Vienna-born modernist R. M. Schindler (1887-1953) is recognized as one of the most innovative architects of the 20th century. Nearly 50 years after his death, admiration for his breathtakingly original houses and apartment buildings is at an all-time peak.

Containing many never-published drawings and photographs and spanning Schindler's early years in Vienna, his apprenticeship with Frank Lloyd Wright, and his bold contributions to West Coast modernism, this book -- which accompanies the first major Schindler retrospective -- offers the most comprehensive view of his genius to date.

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In life, avant-garde West Coast architect Rudolf Schindler had his loyal admirers, but he was largely dismissed by prominent tastemakers for perceived transgressions against Modernist design ... Read full review


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About the author (2001)

Elizabeth A.T. Smith has been Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, since 1998. Previously, she was curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, where she curated exhibitions and public programs in art and architecture since 1983. Her many noteworthy projects include co-curating Cindy Sherman: Retrospective and At the End of the Century: One Hundred Years of Architecture.

Michael Darling is Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the cocurator of The Architecture of R. M. Schindler.