With The Architecture of R. M. Schindler, the MAK presents a major retrospective dedicated to the Vienna-born architect R. M. Schindler who worked in Los Angeles until his death. Schindler designed and built some of the 20th centurys most innovative buildings, including the Schindler House, run by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, L. A., since 1994, and the Lovell Beach House in California.
The exhibition is the most extensive and comprehensive presentation of R. M. Schindlers work to date, spanning his early years in Vienna, his period in the office of Frank Lloyd Wright, and his works from the late 1910s through the 1950s. It includes approximately 150 original drawings by Schindler, 20 models of his most significant architectural works, a selection of furniture designs, new as well as archival photographs, and a number of full-scale reconstructions of his architectural spaces and interiors.
Recognized as a crucial figure for his contribution to modernism and to the history of architecture in Los Angeles, the vigorous experimentalism of Schindlers work continues to exercise a decisive influence on many of todays architects, especially those of the younger generation.
The exhibition has been organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), L. A.
Catalogue "The Architecture of R.M. Schindler", ed. by Michael Darling and Elizabeth A. T. Smith; essays by Michael Darling, Kurt G.F. Helfrich, Elizabeth A.T. Smith, Robert Sweeney, Richard Guy Wilson; German, English, 284 pages, 265 illustratioons, 107 plates in full color; Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern 2000.