From Library Journal
This book, published in connection with an exhibit at Harvard's Arthur M. Sackler Museum and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, is the story of Windshield House, the first house built on the East Coast by Richard Neutra. The architect was well known for his California houses and played a major role in architecture's modernist movement as early as the 1920s. Commissioned by John Nicholas and Anne Brown (of Providence's Brown University family), the house, named after its use of many large windows, was completed on Fishers Island, NY, in 1938. It was severely damaged by a hurricane only weeks after its completion, reconstructed, and destroyed by fire in 1973. The handsome book contains eight color and 100 black-and-white photographs and drawings. While the story of a house and the owner-architect collaboration that designed it may be too specialized for many libraries, this one is a surprisingly interesting one. Recommended for all architectural collections of strength. Jay Schafer, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
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An elegant monograph
documents and illustrates what editor Dietrich Neumann calls 'a watershed building in Neutra's career. -- Jonathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times Book Review