Villa Muller: A Work of Adolf Loos

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Princeton Architectural Press, 1997 - Architecture - 105 pages
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Leslie Van Duzer is a Professor of Architecture and the Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia. Originally from California, she came to the University of British Columbia in 2010 after teaching in architecture schools across Europe (Technical Universities in Helsinki, Vienna, Prague and the Architecture School in Aarhus, Denmark) and the United States (UC Berkeley, Universities of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Minnesota, Arizona State University and Washington University). She has lectured and written for numerous international venues and has published three books in collaboration with Kent Kleinman: Mies van der Rohe: The Krefeld Villas, Villa Muller: A Work of Adolf Loos, and Rudolf Arnheim: Revealing Vision. A fourth book, co-authored with Maria Szadkowska, Adolf Loos: Works in the Czech Lands, accompanies a traveling exhibition. Her fifth book, House Shumiatcher, the first in a series of building monographs on endangered West Coast houses, will be published in 2014. Her next book will be titled: Double Climax: Architecture and the Art of Deception.

Kent Kleinman is the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. His scholarly focus is 20th Century European Modernism. He has taught at architecture schools internationally including the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, the Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin, the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, and the ETH in Zurich. He was professor and dean at the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design; professor and chair of architecture at the State University of New York at Buffalo; and a faculty member at the University of Michigan.

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