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"The Architecture of R. M. Schindler"
2001-02-25 until 2001-06-03
Museum of Contemporary Art, LA and the Geffen Contemporary
Los Angeles, CA,
This exhibition will be the first major survey of the
architecture of Vienna-born modernist R. M.
Schindler, who designed and built some of the
century's most innovative buildings, including the
Schindler-Chace House and the Lovell Beach House
in California. The Architecture of R. M. Schindler will
be the most extensive and comprehensive
presentation of Schindler's work to date, spanning
his early years in Vienna, his period in the office of
Frank Lloyd Wright, and his independent works
from the late 1910s through the 1950s.
exhibition will include approximately 110 original
drawings by Schindler, approximately 15 models of
the most significant architectural works, a selection
of furniture designs, new and archival photographs,
and a full-scale re-creation of a prototypical,
Schindler-designed beach house for his projected
A.E. Rose Beach Colony (1937). The exhibition is
organized by Elizabeth A. T. Smith, chief curator at
the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and a
former MOCA curator, and Michael Darling,
assistant curator for The Architecture of R. M.
Schindler at MOCA. It is accompanied by a fully
illustrated catalogue with texts by Darling, Kurt
Helfrich, Smith, Robert Sweeney, and Richard Guy