Resources + Books

Architects Newspaper www.archpaper.com
Lively broadsheet chronicling major new developments and issues in New York, Chicago and California editions.

Form www.formmag.net
Edited in LA, this magazine reaches out to the world of architecture and design, and is published six times a year

Design and Architecture www.kcrw.com/dna
Frances Anderton produces and hosts this provocative and timely on-air magazine for KCRW, the Santa Monica College National Public Radio affiliate. Each monthly broadcast is syndicated and podcast.

A + D Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles www.aplusd.org
The museum recently re-opened in its first permanent home at 6032 Wilshire Blvd, across from the LA County Museum of Art, after several years as a nomad. It serves as a forum for temporary exhibitions, discussions and related events

MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House www.makcenter.org
Richard Neutra and his family shared Schindler’s House-Studio at 835 N. Kings Road in West Hollywood when he moved to LA in 1925 and before he built his own house in Silver Lake. The house is open to the public and the condos to the south respect the scale and character of this celebrated landmark

Architecture of the Sun: Los Angeles Modernism, 1900-1970 (Thomas S. Hines, Rizzoli International, 2010)
In this magisterial survey, Hines traces the roots of the modernist legacy in southern California, from the Greene brothers’ Craftsman bungalows to the pioneering work of Irving Gill and Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Art Deco houses of Lloyd Wright. There’s a masterly comparison of R.M. Schindler and Richard Neutra, the Austrian émigrés who embodied the twin strains of expressionism and rationalism that have shaped LA architecture down to the present. Neutra’s protégés–including Gregory Ain, Raphael Soriano, and Harwell Hamilton Harris–receive their due, and Hines evokes the regional tradition and sketches the context within which these architects worked.

Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture: a Biography and History (Thomas S. Hines, Rizzoli International 2006/1982)
A definitive study that boosted the architect’s posthumous reputation and brought his work to the attention of a new generation of architects and students

Richard Neutra: Complete Works (Barbara MacLamprecht, Taschen, 2000)
A large- format portfolio of classic black and white and new color images by Julius Shulman, with a scholarly introduction and descriptions of every completed project.