A renowned pioneer of the Modern Movement: one of the most admired masters of American 20th-century architecture.
The first Italian monograph on Richard Neutra (1892-1970), the renowned pioneer of the Modern Movement, systematically analyses this architect’s work. Trained in the stimulating cultural atmosphere of imperial Vienna, in 1923 Neutra moved to the United States where, in contact with the artistic experience of Wright, he developed his own very personal, internationally acclaimed, rational and sober architectural language. His works combine extreme rigor and technical practicality with refined aesthetic research, reaching a high point of expression in the fascinating private homes in California, like the Von Sternberg house in Northridge and the Kaufmann house in Palm Springs.
The author presents important new iconographic documents and a selection of original drawings, alongside texts, documents and interviews that contribute to form a complete and, in many ways, unprecedented portrait of one of the most admired masters of American 20th-century architecture.