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by Thomas S. Hines


Thomas Spight Hines (born 1936) is a professor emeritus of history and architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught cultural, urban and architectural history for many years.

Thomas Spight Hines (born 1936) is a professor emeritus of history and architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught cultural, urban and architectural history for many years. Hines received his P. at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1971. Hines is the author of Burnham of Chicago: Architect and Planner, which won the Dunning Prize in 1972

Thomas Hines’s writing is balanced, clearly addressing Neutra’s strengths and shortcomings in his work and conduct; carefully tracing Neutra’s early history, struggle to enter the profession of architecture, rise to acclaim and the later fading of that acclaim.

Thomas Hines’s writing is balanced, clearly addressing Neutra’s strengths and shortcomings in his work and conduct; carefully tracing Neutra’s early history, struggle to enter the profession of architecture, rise to acclaim and the later fading of that acclaim. Although this book is primarily biographical in nature, it is heavily illustrated with images of Neutra’s work, several of which aren’t in Lamprecht’s, Boesiger’s, or Neutra’s own books. Although this book is primarily biographi This book gave me a new appreciation of Neutra’s work. If you want to know more about Richard Neutra, the context of his output, and pivotal works in his œuvre, this is definitely the book for you.

Richard Joseph Neutra (April 8, 1892 – April 16, 1970) was a Jewish Austrian-American architect. Living and building for the majority of his career in Southern California, he came to be considered among the most prominent and important modernist architects. Neutra was born in Leopoldstadt, the 2nd district of Vienna, Austria Hungary, on April 8, 1892 into a wealthy Jewish family.

Raymond L. Wilson, "THE ARCHITECTURE OF RICHARD NEUTRA: FROM INTERNATIONAL STYLE TO CALIFORNIA MODERN. Thomas S. Hines," Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America 2, no. 1 (February 1983): 28-28. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. The Aura of Materiality: Digital Surrogacy and the Preservation of Photographic Archives.

The story of Richard Neutra's life is, in many ways, the story of modern architecture. In his lifetime, Neutra experienced the buoyant struggles of the movement's early years, the heady excesses of its mid-century ascendancy, and the strains of its slow demise

The story of Richard Neutra's life is, in many ways, the story of modern architecture. In his lifetime, Neutra experienced the buoyant struggles of the movement's early years, the heady excesses of its mid-century ascendancy, and the strains of its slow demise.

The story of Richard Neutra's life is, in many ways, the story of modern architecture. Through his study of Richard Neutra, the most distinguished architect to have worked on the west coast from the 1920s to the 1960s, Thomas Hines explores the efforts of the modernists to find new forms and meaning for their work in the twentieth century.

This study, part biography and part architectural analysis, is a modern masterpiece of architectural history

ISBN 13: 9780195030297. 100% money back guarantee. This study, part biography and part architectural analysis, is a modern masterpiece of architectural history. The prose is lucid and sometimes elegant (very much like the work of Richard Neutra which it so brilliantly examines. Peter Gay, Yale University).

Thomas S. Hines (born 1936) is a professor emeritus of history and architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles . Hines (born 1936) is a professor emeritus of history and architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught cultural, urban and architectural history for many years.

Thomas Spight Hines, American historian, educator, architecture critic. Recipient John H. Dunning prize American History Association, 1976, Honor award, American Institute of Architects, 2007, Collaborative Achievement award American Institute of Architects, 2007; National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1978-1979; Fulbright fellow, 1984-1985; Guggenheim fellow, 1987-1988; Getty scholar, 1996-1997.

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Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture: A Biography and History epub download

ISBN13: 978-0195030297

ISBN: 019503029X

Author: Thomas S. Hines

Category: Transportation

Subcategory: Engineering

Language: English

Publisher: Oxford University Press; First edition. edition (July 20, 1982)

Pages: 366 pages

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Andromajurus
Wonderful addition to my architectural library.
Andromajurus
Wonderful addition to my architectural library.
Zieryn
I was extremely disappointed by the quality of the pictures. Even though they are black and white, I was expecting better. As an architect, I would have liked to have seen more information about the houses and less about Neutra's personal life. However, if the point of the book was to describe Neutra's struggles with life, it was an excellent book.
Zieryn
I was extremely disappointed by the quality of the pictures. Even though they are black and white, I was expecting better. As an architect, I would have liked to have seen more information about the houses and less about Neutra's personal life. However, if the point of the book was to describe Neutra's struggles with life, it was an excellent book.
Saberblade
Hines book is just excellent. I loved his inclusion of relationship descriptions and insights into Neutra's personality. Of course, his coverage of Neutra's architectural creations was wonderful.
Saberblade
Hines book is just excellent. I loved his inclusion of relationship descriptions and insights into Neutra's personality. Of course, his coverage of Neutra's architectural creations was wonderful.
Ffyan
If you want to know more about Richard Neutra, the context of his output, and pivotal works in his oeuvre, this is definitely the book for you. Thomas Hines’s writing is balanced, clearly addressing Neutra’s strengths and shortcomings in his work and conduct; carefully tracing Neutra’s early history, struggle to enter the profession of architecture, rise to acclaim and the later fading of that acclaim. Although this book is primarily biographical in nature, it is heavily illustrated with images of Neutra’s work, several of which aren’t in Lamprecht’s, Boesiger’s, or Neutra’s own books.
Ffyan
If you want to know more about Richard Neutra, the context of his output, and pivotal works in his oeuvre, this is definitely the book for you. Thomas Hines’s writing is balanced, clearly addressing Neutra’s strengths and shortcomings in his work and conduct; carefully tracing Neutra’s early history, struggle to enter the profession of architecture, rise to acclaim and the later fading of that acclaim. Although this book is primarily biographical in nature, it is heavily illustrated with images of Neutra’s work, several of which aren’t in Lamprecht’s, Boesiger’s, or Neutra’s own books.
Rko
This book is the benchmark on Richard Neutra's work, it's thorough, has wonderful, vivid images, and the text is scholarly, but easy to read. I have always been a huge fan of Mr. Neutra's work, it is so clean, open, and modern. His buildings really fit Southern California perfect, the sunshine and the dry ocean breezes meld well with his modern asthetic. If you have any interest in Moderne architecture or are just a fan of the singular Mr. Neutra, then I highly recommend this book.
Rko
This book is the benchmark on Richard Neutra's work, it's thorough, has wonderful, vivid images, and the text is scholarly, but easy to read. I have always been a huge fan of Mr. Neutra's work, it is so clean, open, and modern. His buildings really fit Southern California perfect, the sunshine and the dry ocean breezes meld well with his modern asthetic. If you have any interest in Moderne architecture or are just a fan of the singular Mr. Neutra, then I highly recommend this book.
Jediathain
to an architect the purpose of this book is unclear. The subject is an architect with an extremely interesting life, who designed very interesting buildings. The subtitle of the book gives us the impression that the book is about architecture. In reality it only gives us a very poor impression of the buildings designed by Neutra: only very small pictures are displayed of what he designed. family snap-shots on the other hand, are everywhere and in larger sizes.
Of course this can be a purpose of the writer. However, the uncritical way and blind admiration for Neutra makes the book boring to read and tiresome.
I suggest that anyone that is interested in the works of Neutra buy another book, with better, and more pictures of his buildings and floor plans to go with them. His buildings deserve it.
Jediathain
to an architect the purpose of this book is unclear. The subject is an architect with an extremely interesting life, who designed very interesting buildings. The subtitle of the book gives us the impression that the book is about architecture. In reality it only gives us a very poor impression of the buildings designed by Neutra: only very small pictures are displayed of what he designed. family snap-shots on the other hand, are everywhere and in larger sizes.
Of course this can be a purpose of the writer. However, the uncritical way and blind admiration for Neutra makes the book boring to read and tiresome.
I suggest that anyone that is interested in the works of Neutra buy another book, with better, and more pictures of his buildings and floor plans to go with them. His buildings deserve it.
Landarn
The classic Neutra companion; very informative. Although I would have liked to have seen current color photographs of the great RJN's work along with the extensive B&W ones (actually I believe a volume of that nature is in the works), this retrospective is nonetheless very broad in its scope and has many interesting stories about the building of the structures during Neutra's life. Also contains a complete list of his buildings and houses, along with locations and dates of construction.
Landarn
The classic Neutra companion; very informative. Although I would have liked to have seen current color photographs of the great RJN's work along with the extensive B&W ones (actually I believe a volume of that nature is in the works), this retrospective is nonetheless very broad in its scope and has many interesting stories about the building of the structures during Neutra's life. Also contains a complete list of his buildings and houses, along with locations and dates of construction.
this is an excellent account of the life and works of richard neutra. i would recommend this book to anyone interested in modern architecture, both regionally and internationally. More color images would have been appreciated, although this does not detract from the overall attractiveness of the book.
this is an excellent account of the life and works of richard neutra. i would recommend this book to anyone interested in modern architecture, both regionally and internationally. More color images would have been appreciated, although this does not detract from the overall attractiveness of the book.