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Julius Shulman :: photo of Richard Neutra’s Stahl House, Hollywood Hills, CA, 1960

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Richard Neutra, American Mid-Century Modernist Architecture Pt1

 

“The architect who really designs for a human being has to know a great deal more than just the Five Canons of Vitruvius.” –Richard Neutra

Richard Neutra is perhaps the most celebrated american mid-century modernist architect. Having moved to Los Angeles from Berlin in 1923, the Vienna-born architect’s american practice was centered upon southern california. Neutra’s modernist approach incorporates modernism’s clean lines and proportions, the use of honest, elemental materials, an absence of ornamentation but also adds a strong emphasis upon practicality and comfort. Continue reading Richard Neutra, American Mid-Century Modernist Architecture Pt1