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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for any modernist
get into the spirit and the genius that is Richard Neutra, California modernism's greatest architect. This is the first book to bring together the complete works of Neutra (nearly 300 priate homes and buildings) sporting an extra-large format and a wooden cover, not to mention over 1000 photo's including those by architectures greatest photographer, Julius Shulman (see...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good reference book, poor coffee table (or picture) book
I had higher expectations on the photographic material in this book. Images are beautiful but the majority of them are too small and they do not take advantage of the large format of this book. I also expected more interior images. I have the impression that the large format was chosen because they needed to cram in text in 3 different languages. There is a descent...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for any modernist, 14 Mar 2001
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get into the spirit and the genius that is Richard Neutra, California modernism's greatest architect. This is the first book to bring together the complete works of Neutra (nearly 300 priate homes and buildings) sporting an extra-large format and a wooden cover, not to mention over 1000 photo's including those by architectures greatest photographer, Julius Shulman (see books such as Modernism rediscovered, Julius Shulman Architecture and its photograghy and Julius Shulman The Portfolio). A must have for any modernist!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good reference book, poor coffee table (or picture) book, 2 July 2013
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I had higher expectations on the photographic material in this book. Images are beautiful but the majority of them are too small and they do not take advantage of the large format of this book. I also expected more interior images. I have the impression that the large format was chosen because they needed to cram in text in 3 different languages. There is a descent amount of information for each project but I found the font size to be too small. I like the fact that they mention the construction cost (back then) of many of the projects but it would have been nice if they'd also mentionned today's construction cost. Book cover has the appearance of real wood but isn't.

In my oppinion this book serves as a good reference book but it is a very poor coffee table or picture book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another amazing "Complete Works" by Taschen, 24 Feb 2011
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Philip Corneille (BELGIUM & CROATIA) - See all my reviews
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Another amazing "Complete Works" by Taschen

Richard Neutra's works are listed in chronological order according to the year in which they were completed.
Chapels, houses, hotels, school buildings, planetaria and the US embassy in Pakistan, each
architectural marvel is described with a floor plan, some B&W photos and a rare color photo (about 1 in 10 photos is color).
My personal favourites are;
USA - the 1947 Edgar Kaufman in Palm Springs
Europe - the 1961 Rang house in Konigstein - Germany.
There's an appendix listing all the houses and maps of Europe and the USA with the locations of the buildings described in the book. An epilogue by photographer Julius Shulman completes this definitive book on one of the masters of Modernism...

Hopefully Taschen is planning a similar work on John Lautner

Philip Corneille
Belgium - Croatia
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