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Synopsis: 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.
From Library Journal:
The first comprehensive English-language study of versatile but lesser-known modernist Frank, this volume accompanies an exhibition of the same title at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts. It consists of 135 color illustrations and ten scholarly essays that place Frank's work within the context of European modernism. Deeply influenced by the emerging International Style of the 1910s and 1920s, Frank was primarily interested in the totality of the domestic environment; he designed not only houses but also furnishings, textiles, and decorative objects. The essayists examine the range of Frank's work, his exile to Sweden and the United States in the 1930s, and the theoretical relation to much better known contemporaries Alvar Aalto, Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Adolph Loos, and Le Corbusier. Each essayist presents the material thoroughly, with clarity, and with particular sensitivity to Frank's place within the larger spectrum of the revolutionary aspects of European architecture and design at the time. The illustrations are an especially valuable and well-focused snapshot of Frank's protean interests, from the United Nations' headquarters to a perfectly proportioned glass accessory box, and the relation of the houses, both in plan and elevation, to the smaller objects he designed becomes distinct. This is a scholarly and exhaustive analysis that will be useful to specialists and knowledgeable readers. Recommended for architectural and decorative arts collections.?Paul Glassman, Pratt Inst. Lib., New York
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Title: Josef Frank: Architect and Designer: An ...
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Yale University, New Haven, 1996. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Oversize. Navy boards, silver spine lettering, faint tape ghosts on covers else little wear, bep excised, library stamps fep/leading page edges, block square, corners sharp, binding tight, contents clean. Profusely illustrated in color/b/w. DJ slight fading to spine else little wear. 311 pp. (Heavy). VG/VG. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 005190
Book Description Yale University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust jacket missing. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Bound in blue cloth with silver spine lettering. Illustrated endpapers. Vertical three inch blue marker stain to rear board, but is inobtrusive, due to blue boards. Contents are clean and tight. Secure packaging for safe delivery. Bookseller Inventory # 417134465
Book Description BCG, Yale University. 1996., 1996. 4to, 311pp, colour and black and white illustrations. A very good hardback copy in like dust jacket. Mildly tanned fore edges. Bookseller Inventory # 101821
Book Description Published for the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New York, by Yale University Press,, New Haven & London, 1996. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. D.j., 311 p. 289 ill. (163 color). Published in conjunction with exhibition, with catalogue of 135 architectural designs and designs for furniture, textiles and other decorative arts, divided into two sections (Vienna, 1910-1933, and the years in exile, 1934-1967, much of it for the Swedish firm, Svenskt Tenn). Essays by eight contributors: Nina Stritzler-Levine, "Three Visions of the Modern Home: Josef Frank, Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto"; Leon Bostein, "The Consequences of Catastrophe: Josef Frank and Post-World-War-I Vienna"; Christopher Long, "The Wayward Heir: Josef Frank's Vienna Years, 1885-1933", and "Space for Living: The Architecture of Josef Frank"; Kristina Wängberg-Eriksson, "Life in Exile: Josef Frank in Sweden and the United States, 1933-1967", and "Geometry in Disguise: A Modernist's Vision of Textile Design"; Karin Lindegren, "Architektur Als Symbol: Theory and Polemic"; Christian Witt-Dörring, "'Steel Is Not a Raw Material: Steel Is a Weltanschauung': The Early Furniture Designs of Josef Frank, 1910-1933"; Penny Sparke, "'Convenience and Pleasantness': Josef Frank and the Swedish Modern Movement in Design"; Marianne Lamonaca, "Josef Frank and Gio Ponti: Reflections on the 'House' and the 'Garden,' a View from Italy"; catalogue entries by Christopher Long and others; Christopher Long, Appendix: "Josef Frank's Architectural and Design Projects"; bibliography, p. 293-299. Handsome production, and authoritative. Bookseller Inventory # 030368
Book Description Yale University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0300068999
Book Description Yale Univ Pr, Cumberland, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 1996. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. This is a new hardcover first edition copy in a new, mylar protected DJ. MEDIA SHIPPING ONLY, extra for airmail or international shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 060056
Book Description Yale University Press and Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, 1996. Hardcover with dustjacket, 312 pages, very good condition; clean and crisp; no internal marks. Foreign shipping may be extra. Bookseller Inventory # JoStYa250
Book Description Yale University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: near fine/near fine. Quarto. 311pp Ten essays on Frank's life and work as well as 135 illustrations of Frank's architectural, furniture and fabric design.A beautiful copy in similar dust jacket.Embossed stamp of former owner on bottom of front endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 34424
Book Description Yale University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0300068999
Book Description Yale University Press, New Haven, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: fine/fine. 4to. 311pp. A beautiful copy in dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 32688