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Author Frank, Josef, 1885-1967.

Title Josef Frank, architect and designer : an alternative vision of the modern home / Leon Botstein ... [and others] ; Nina Stritzler-Levine, editor
Published New Haven : Published for the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New York, by Yale University Press, [1996]


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Description 311 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 31 cm
Contents Foreword / Susan Weber Soros -- Preface / Ann Wall -- Introduction / Nina Stritzler-Levine -- Three visions of the modern home : Josef Frank, Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalato / Nina Stritzler-Levine -- Consequences of catastrophe : Joseph Frank and post-World War I Vienna / Leon Bostein -- Wayward heir : Josef Frank's Vienna years, 1885-1933 / Christopher Long -- Life in exile : Josef Frank in Sweden and the United States, 1933-1967 / Kristina Wängberg-Eriksson -- Space for living : the architecture of Josef Frank / Christopher Long -- Architektur als symbol : Theory and polemic / Karin Lindegren -- "Steel is not a raw material; steel is a weltanschauung": the early furniture designs of Josef Frank, 1910-1933 / Christian Witt-Dörring -- "Convenience and pleasantness": Josef Frank and the Swedish modern movement in design / Penny Sparke -- Josef Frank and Gio Ponti : reflections on the "house" and the "garden", a view from Italy / Marianne Lamonaca -- 10. Geometry in disguise : a modernist's vision of textile design / Kristina Wängberg-Eriksson -- Catalogue of the exhibition / Christopher Long, Elisabeth Schmuttermeir, Nina Stritzler-Levine, Kristina Wängberg-Eriksson, Christian Witt-Dörring -- Appendix : Josef Frank's architectural and design projects / Christopher Long
Summary Throughout his extraordinary career in architecture and interior design, Austrian Josef Frank (1885-1967) charted an original and complex version of modernism that expressed a unique view of the modern home, the single-family house, and its furnishings. This book - the first in English to analyze and interpret Frank's many achievements - brings his contributions out of obscurity and reveals the full scope of his alternative interpretation of the modern movement. In addition to ten essays on Frank's life and work, this book includes illustrations of 135 of Frank's architectural, furniture, and fabric designs, shown primarily in color. They trace his development as an architect and designer, from his early days in Vienna through his years in exile in Stockholm and New York. A selected list of his buildings, projects, and interior designs is found in the appendix. The book accompanies an exhibition of the same title mounted in May 1996 at The Bard Graduate Center in New York City
Analysis Italy
Notes Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title held May 9-July 21, 1996, Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New York
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-299) and index
Subject Frank, Josef, 1885-1967 -- Exhibitions.
Architecture, Domestic -- Exhibitions.
Architecture, Domestic -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Interior decoration -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Interior decoration -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Botstein, Leon.
Stritzler-Levine, Nina.
Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts.
LC no. 96060344 96083971 96083791
ISBN 0300068999 (cloth)
0300069014 (paper)