SCHINDLER HOUSE BY KATHRYN SMITH
Lauded in recent years as a 20th-century masterpiece, Schindler House in West Hollywood was designed and built by Viennese emigrant Rudolph M. Schindler in 1921-22. Intended as a communal dwelling for the architect and his wife and another couple, and featuring open living spaces and rooftop sleeping baskets suited to the mild Southern California climate, this remarkable home is considered the first modern house to be built in the world. This, the first book on the Schindler House, features new photography specially commissioned color images by Grant Mudford, one of the leading architectural photographers working today as well as many archival shots. Author Kathryn Smith incorporates new research on Schindler as she analyzes every aspect of the house's design and construction and shows why it was such a radical departure from residential architecture that came before and why it is one of the icons of the modern era.