In the architecture of Richard Neutra (1892–1970), inside and outside find their perfect modernist harmony. As the Californian sun glints off sleek building surfaces, vast glass panel walls allow panoramic views over mountains, gardens, palm trees, and pools.
Neutra moved to the United States from his native Vienna in 1923 and settled in Los Angeles. 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. Later projects such as the Kaufmann House and Nesbitt House would continue this blend of art, landscape, and living comfort, with Neutra’s clients often receiving detailed questionnaires to define their precise needs.
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture series features:
- An introduction to the life and work of the architect
- The major works in chronological order
- Information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions
- A list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings
- Approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts, and plans)
- Author - Barbara Lamprecht
- Editor - Peter Gössel
- Hardcover, 21 x 26 cm, 96 pages
- ISBN 978-3-8365-3596-0
- Edition: English
The Eames House is operated by a foundation established in 2004 and run in part by the grandchildren of Charles and Ray Eames who maintain the house as an occasional residence. They have overseen the conservation of the structure and have preserved Charles and Ray's collections and decor.
The house was included in a list of all-time top 10 houses in Los Angeles in a Los Angeles Times survey of experts in December 2008. So if you are ever in LA be sure to visit the house which is located at 203 North Chautauqua Boulevard in the Pacific Palisades.
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.