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JOSEF FRANK: SPACES. Mikael Bergquist and Olaf Michelsen. Park Books, Zurich, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 144 pp. with 183 ills. (34 col.). 24 x 15 cm. ISBN 9783038600183 In English.
Publisher's description: Josef Frank (1885-1967) ranks among Europe's most significant architects of the twentieth century, and his designs for furniture and textiles have made him one of the eminent figures of modernist interior design. Though there have been many studies of Frank's architecture previously, Josef Frank -- Spaces is the first comprehensive book to look specifically at Frank's single-family houses. Architects Mikael Bergquist and Olof Michelsen explore the evolution of Frank's designs for single-family homes over the years, and they investigate the influences that shaped his work, such as Adolf Loos's "spatial plan" concept, Le Corbusier's ideas, and Hermann Muthesius's groundbreaking book The English House. The authors also look at Frank's architectural concepts of movement and his use of stairs in residential buildings. The book also includes an in-depth examination of six of Frank's houses, including both built projects -- the Villas Clabson and Wehtje in Falsterbo, Sweden, and Villa Beer in Vienna -- and unrealized ones -- House for Vienna XIII, House MS in Los Angeles, and Fantasy House 9 (Accidental House).
Artist(s):Frank, Josef
Indexing: Western, Europe — Austria, Sweden, Scandinavia — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 173214
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