Albert Frey, inventive modernist / edited by Brad Dunning.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Santa Fe, NM : Radius Books ; Palm Springs, CA : Palm Springs Art Museum, [2024]
  • ©2024
Description
279 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans, portraits ; 32 cm

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Subject(s)
Editor
Contributor
Architect
Library of Congress genre(s)
Getty AAT genre
Summary note
A comprehensive volume on Swiss-American architect Albert Frey (1903-1998), Inventive Modernist tracks the scope and significance of Frey's career, from his early days in Paris working with Le Corbusier to his rise as the iconic architect of Palm Springs. His unique "simple but severe" style of Desert Modernism cemented his legacy as one of the most influential architects, not only in California, but also in the United States and the world. With full access to Frey’s various archives, the book provides many rare and previously unexhibited architectural models, drawings, films, photographs, and furniture, and offers an exceptional visual guide that goes far beyond the mere documentation of finished buildings. New academic research, in-depth essays, and a thorough, illustrated listing of the architect’s projects between 1925 and 1997, serve to contextualize Frey’s relevance today while securing his importance as a twentieth-century architectural master.
Notes
  • [Published to coincide with an exhibition of the same name held January 13, 2024-June 3, 2024 at Palm Springs Art Museum.]
  • Texts by Joseph Rosa, Barbara Lamprecht, Luke Leuschner, Michael Rotondi, Janice Lyle, Christina Kim, Yves Behar, and Albert Frey.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
  • Introduction / Brad Dunning
  • Paradox of influences / Paul Goldberger
  • Foreword / Albert Frey
  • Projects, 1925-1997
  • Texts
  • Project listing / Luke Leuschner & Brad Dunning
  • Afterword / Adam Lerner.
Other title(s)
Inventive modernist
ISBN
9798890180797
OCLC
1428821276
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