Richard Neutra

Richard Neutra, Landscape Architect

Mon., Jun. 3, 2019
7 p.m.–8 p.m.
Rothenberg Hall
Event Notes: 
Free; no reservations required.
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Architectural historian Barbara Lamprecht explores a little known but key aspect of Richard Neutra's unique contribution to architecture: designing environments that fused constructions and site to create "soul anchorages" or "habitats." Renowned for his sleek interpretations of Modernism, Neutra's first job after World War I was as a gardening assistant to one of Switzerland's most famous early purveyors of Modern landscape design. Neutra later integrated his knowledge of plants with ideas about evolutionary biology's role in human well-being. The program is presented as part of the California Garden & Landscape History Society Lecture Series.

Image Credit: Richard Neutra, Kuhns House, 1960s. Photo by John Lary Kuhns. Used with permission.