The Resource Josef Frank : life and work, Christopher Long

Josef Frank : life and work, Christopher Long

Label
Josef Frank : life and work
Title
Josef Frank
Title remainder
life and work
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Long
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Architect, designer, and theorist Josef Frank (1885-1967) was known throughout Europe in the 1920s as one of the continent's leading modernists. Yet despite his important contributions to the development of modernism, Frank has been largely excluded from histories of the movement. Josef Frank: Life and Work is the first study that comprehensively explores the life, ideas, and designs of this complex and controversial figure."
  • "Educated in Vienna just after the turn of the century, Frank became the leader of the younger generation of architects in Austria after the First World War. But Frank fell from grace when he emerged as a forceful critic of the extremes of modern architecture and design during the early 1930s. Dismissing the demands for a unified modern style, Frank insisted that it was pluralism, not uniformity, that most characterized life in the new machine age. He called instead for a more humane modernism, one that responded to people's everyday needs and left room for sentimentality and historical influences. He was able to put these ideas into practice when, in 1933, he was forced to leave Vienna for Sweden. There his work came to define Swedish (or Scandinavian) modern design
  • For more than thirty years he was the chief designer for the Stockholm furnishings firm Svenskt Tenn, producing colorful, cozy, and eclectic designs that provided a refreshing alternative to the architectural mainstream of the day and presaged the coming revolt against modernism in the 1960s." "In this study of one of the twentieth century's seminal architects and thinkers, Christopher Long offers new insight into Josef Frank's work and ideas and provides an important contribution to the understanding of modernist culture and its history."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
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Long, Christopher
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NA1011.5.F7
LC item number
L66 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1885-1967
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Frank, Josef
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frank, Josef
  • Frank, Josef
  • Frank, Josef
  • Architects
  • Modern movement (Architecture)
  • Interior decoration
  • Architectes
  • Mouvement moderne (Architecture)
  • Décoration intérieure
  • Architects
  • Interior decoration
  • Modern movement (Architecture)
  • Architecten
  • Austria
  • Sweden
Label
Josef Frank : life and work, Christopher Long
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Genesis -- 2. Exploration -- 3. Red Vienna -- 4. Haus & Garten -- 5. A dissenting voice -- 6. The house as path and place -- 7. War on two fronts -- 8. Swedish modern -- 9. New York -- 10. Revisions
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xviii, 384 pages
Isbn
9780226492667
Lccn
2001002130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46777378
  • (OCoLC)ocm46777378
Label
Josef Frank : life and work, Christopher Long
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Genesis -- 2. Exploration -- 3. Red Vienna -- 4. Haus & Garten -- 5. A dissenting voice -- 6. The house as path and place -- 7. War on two fronts -- 8. Swedish modern -- 9. New York -- 10. Revisions
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xviii, 384 pages
Isbn
9780226492667
Lccn
2001002130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46777378
  • (OCoLC)ocm46777378

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