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Neutra (Richard and Dion) papers
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Description
Richard Josef Neutra (1892-1970) was born in Vienna. He was the city architect for Luckenwalde, then worked as a draftsman-collaborator with Erich Mendelsohn in Berlin before immigrating to the United States in 1923. He worked with Frank Lloyd Wright (1924) before settling in Los Angeles. His most productive years were during 1930s and 1940s. In the 1960s, Richard J Neutra worked in partnership with his son Dion. The collection consists of correspondence both personal and professional belonging to Richard J Neutra as well as his wife Dione Neutra, travel records and sketches, publications, drawings, blueprints, oversized rolled plans, audio recordings, and photographs.
Background
Richard Josef Neutra was born in 1892 in Vienna. He immigrated to the United States in 1923 to work with the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Neutra's wife Dione Neutra (1901 – 1990) and their eldest son Frank immigrated in 1924. During the fall of 1924, Frank Lloyd Wright invited Richard Neutra to his Taliesin Estate located in Spring Green, WI where Wright resided and worked. Neutra subsequently moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1925. His most productive years were during the 1930s and 1940s. During his last decade, Richard Neutra worked in partnership with his son Dion (1926 – 2019), who worked on numerous projects in the Neutra and Neutra and Alexander offices. Dione Neutra was involved with her husband's career and served as his executive assistant and publicist. Richard Neutra published several books, including Wie baut Amerika? (1927) and Survival Through Design (1954). He died in 1970.
Extent
3191.4 Linear Feet (661 boxes, 895 oversize boxes, 379 oversize folders)
Restrictions
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