Hailing from Vienna, Rudolph Michael Schindler(1887–1953) emigrated to Chicago in 1914, like his lifelong friend and rival Richard Neutra. Eventually hired by Frank Lloyd Wrightto work in Los Angeles, Schindler took cues from notions found in Cubismand the International Style to shape his unique vision: a style he called “space architecture,” combining geometrical shapes, bold lines, and materials such as wood and concrete, with space as a medium in its own right, one to be controlled just like color or mass.
This radical approach earned Schindler little recognition in his lifetime—but today, he is hailed as one of America’s most important Modernist pioneers.
Discover such key projects as the Wolfe House, nestled in a steep
hillside; the tree house-like Falk Apartment Building; the Lovell Beach
House, recognized as one of the foremost examples of the Modernist canon
in America; the Schindler/Chace House, Schindler’s most crucial work
and his personal practice and home, which he shared with his family and
that of Neutra.
From private homes to small commercial buildings, Schindler’s groundbreaking designs heralded a new era of contemporary construction. This collection is complete with a maplocating all of the architect’s most renowned projects, detailed entries, floor plans, as well as crisp photographyof each structure and its interiors.
architecture in Philadelphia for a decade, taught at the King Faisal
University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 1983-1989, and currently
teaches at the University of Southern California. He has written several
books on Los Angeles as well as various aspects of its architecture.
an agency for museum and exhibition design. He has published TASCHEN
monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner, and Richard
Neutra, as well as several titles in the Basic Architecture series.