Richard Neutra

Austrian-American architect, 1892-1970

Richard Joseph Neutra was a Jewish Austrian-American architect. Living and building for the majority of his career in Southern California, he came to be considered among the most prominent and important modernist architects. His first work in Los Angeles was in landscape architecture, where he provided the design for the garden of Rudolf Schindler’s beach house (1922–25), designed for Philip Lovell. He subsequently developed his own practice and went on to design numerous buildings embodying the International Style, twelve of which are designated as Historic Cultural Monuments (HCM), including the Lovell Health House (1929) and the Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House (1966).

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Neutra, Richard

Architekt (1892-1970). 2 (1 autogr. and 1 typed) letter signed. Los Angeles. Zusammen (1+1 =) 2 SS. auf 2 Bll. Gr.-4to.
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To the artist and architect Blanding Sloane (1886-1975), asking him for suggestions regarding blueprints for "a crafts center to be erected adjacent to a Mexican Housing Project on which I was and am the consultant", and making arrangements to visit New Mexico for a lecture. Neutra also tells Sloan he has recommended that the National Youth Administration (of which Neutra was regional director) employ Sloan to help oversee the project. - On stationery with headed paper.

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Neutra, Richard

Architekt (1892-1970). Typed letter signed. Los Angeles. 24.07.1940. 1 S. Gr.-4to.
$ 1,622 / 1.500 € (45328/BN31702)

To Mildred Sloane, the wife of artist and architect Blanding Sloane (1886-1975), regarding the trip to New Mexico: "[...] It looks like there will be an interesting time in New Mexiko this summer and I appreciate the possibility to see something of it. Just spoke at the San Francisco convention of the Federation of Arts. The convention at the University of Mexico offers a fine platform, I am sure, and I thought of showing a few slides too [...]". - On headed paper.

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Neutra, Richard

Architekt (1892-1970). Autograph letter signed. O. O. 25.01.1956. 1 S. 4to.
$ 1,622 / 1.500 € (72738/BN46756)

To the graphologist Fritz Schweighofer, expressing his interest in Schweighofer's research on graphology and asking for an analysis of these handwritten lines: "Ihre Forschungsarbeit, die sich auf Handschriften als Charakterausdruck bezieht, ist von grossem und allgemeinem Interesse. Vielleicht darf man erfahren was Ihre Experten in solch ein paar Zeilen finden können [...]". - Slightly wrinkled, some traces of mounting.

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