From Luckenwalde to Los Angeles: Neutra’s Forgotten Forest Cemetery

From Luckenwalde to Los Angeles: Neutra’s Forgotten Forest Cemetery Context: A symposium held by the Historical Society of Southern California at the Autry Museum, Saturday 2 April 2010 on Los Angeles 1919 to 1945,  addressed art, photography, music, literary culture, and architecture. One speaker was invited to address each arena. I contributed the presentation on architecture, and … Continue reading

January 12 Lecture at the Goethe-Institut Chicago: Richard Neutra Bridging American and European Modern Architecture

I lectured on Richard Neutra’s own ‘crossroad’ in America, Chicago, where he arrived “one drizzly morning at the Illinois Central depot” in 1924: Chicago, where Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Louis Sullivan, and Jane Addams all converged in that great city where the American heartland met  the steel skyscraper and fell in love … Please … Continue reading

“Where Frontier and Avant Garde Converge: Neutra, Wright, and Bakersfield”

Open through Sunday, March 6th, the exhibition at the Bakersfield Museum of Art focuses on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra from the 1930s to the 1960s. These include Wright’s Ablin House, 1961, and Neutra’s built and unbuilt projects in Bakersfield, including the unbuilt but beautifully rendered Falcon Flyer Country Club from … Continue reading