Offering a rare opportunity to explore the largest and most luxurious house designed by Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, and Marcel Breuer, leading architect and furniture designer of the twentieth century.
This beautifully designed volume celebrates the Alan I W Frank House in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Built in 1939-40, the house embodies the Bauhaus total work of art philosophy, with Gropius and Breuer having designed every aspect of the building and its site. Illustrations including new and archival images and the architects plans and sketches highlight an exquisite balance of proportions and colors. Accompanying essays place this house firmly within the American modernist canon just as the Bauhaus celebrates its one-hundreth anniversary in 2019.
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Alan I.W. Frank earned a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1954 and a Bachelor of Laws at Columbia University in New York City in 1960. Mr. Frank is the longtime president and chairman of the board of the Alan I W Frank Corp. in Pittsburgh. He established the Alan I W Frank House Foundation in an effort to continue to preserve his historic family home. Designed by esteemed architects Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, the Frank House is a monument to modernist architecture. Kenneth Brian Frampton (1930) is a British architect, critic and historian. He is Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University in New York.
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