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Inhaltsangabe: "R.M. Schindler: 1933-1942" is the fifth in a series of monographs featuring the works of individual architects by PlanetArchitecture.com. As a follow up to the first R.M. Schindler title, the four additional houses featured here are from the middle period of his career: the Oliver house (1933-34), an early "plaster skin" design of wood frame and stucco; the de Keyser (1935) and the Droste (1940) houses, "plaster skin" designs with some special uses of materials and roof forms; and the Rodriguez house (1940-42), a house of wood, stucco and stone, which served as a transition to his post-war "Schindler Frame" work.
This CD-ROM features an intuitive, multi-referenced interface used to access the entire e-archive (electronic archive) of video interviews, photographs, writings, virtual reality panoramas, and drawings. The unique graphical interface takes full advantage of the interactive media and makes the self guided explorations both user friendly and enjoyable. This e-archive provides comprehensive documentation and virtual experiences unparalleled by any single medium. Nearly 80 full screen color photographs from exteriors and interiors to details document these houses like never before. 35 virtual reality panoramas (allowing 360 degree panning) take you there "virtually". Rare archival materials from the R.M. Schindler Archives reveal his masterful drawing skills. Judith Sheine provides an overview of Schindler's career in a 66 minute video presentation supplemented with drawings and photographs. Also, Sheine's audio introductions of each house (63 minutes in all) provides new insight into these notable houses. Lastly, a comprehensive collection of drawings from plans and elevations to sections allow you to study and analyze each project in greater detail.
R M Schindler (1887-1953) was a pivotal Modernist architect who remained largely unrecognized by the critical establishment during his lifetime. A pragmatist and theoretician, Schindler designed more than 500 projects, over 150 of which were built, most of these in the Los Angeles area, where he settled in 1920. R.M. Schindler was born in Vienna in 1887. After his studies there with Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos he was drawn to America by Frank Lloyd Wright's work and came to Chicago in 1914, working for Wright in 1918. Wright sent Schindler to Los Angeles in 1920 to supervise construction of the Barnsdall house and Schindler settled there, establishing his own practice, living and working out of his Kings Road house (1921-22), developing his own original form of modern architecture, which he called 'Space Architecture." His central concerns were with the creation of complex and beautiful interior spaces composed of "space, climate, light, mood."
Über den Autor: in-D.com publishes interactive e-archives (electronic archives) on CD-ROM. The Planet Architecture Series is the first series on contemporary and modern architecture. The PA Series enhances our appreciation of architecture by increasing our understanding of the built environment through the integration of video interviews, photographs, text, VR panoramic views, drawings and models, the e-archive transcends the capabilities of traditional media. The intuitive, multi-referenced interface allows the user a self-directed experience of entire e-archive. The PA Series provides comprehensive documentation and virtual experiences unparalleled by any single medium. Other titles include: Volume One: - Recent Houses (4 houses by Eric Owen Moss, RoTo, Will Bruder, and Scogin Elam Bray), Volume Two -Recent Houses (5 houses by Morphosis, Mark Mack, Frank Israel, and Rick Joy), Volume Three - Bay Area Modern (4 houses by Jim Jennings, Ann Fougeron, Fernau Hartman, and Robert Swatt), Volume Four - 4 Tokyo Houses (4 houses by Hitoshi Abe, Jun Aoki, ADH Architects and Tezuka Architects), R.M. Schindler - 4 Houses (Kings Rd. House, How House, Tischler House, and Kallis House), R.M. Schinder - 1933-1942 (Rodriguez house, Oliver house, de Keyser house and Droste house), Will Bruder - Recent Works (Townsend house, Byrne house, Phoenix Central Library, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Riddell Advertising, and the Deer Valley rock Art Center), Eric Owen Moss - Recent Works (projects spanning 15 years at Conjunctive Points - a mix use revitalization of a post-industrial warehouse district), and Morphosis - Recent Works (Hypo-Alpe-Adria-Center, Diamond Ranch High School, Stadion Salzburg-Wals, 101 Pedestrian Bridge, Palenque at Centro JVC, Wettbewerb Kunsthaus Graz, University of Toronto Graduate. Student Housing).
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