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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.
Kenneth Frampton is one of the world's leading architectural historians of modernist architecture.
Barry Bergdoll , former curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, is a professor of modern architectural history at Columbia University.
Charles A. Birnbaum is president and CEO of the Cultural Landscape Foundation.