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Finding Aid for the Richard Neutra drawings, 1928-1949 0000318
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  • Preferred Citation note
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  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Title: Richard Neutra drawings
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000318
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 6.0 Linear feet (2 flat file folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1949
    creator: Neutra, Richard Joseph, 1892-1970

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    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Preferred Citation note

    Richard Neutra drawings, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Richard Josef Neutra was born on April 8, 1892 in Vienna. Neutra studied at the Technical University, Vienna in Austria and graduated in 1917. He was the city architect for Luckenwalde and from 1921 to 1922 was a draftsman for the architect Erich Mendelsohn, before relocating to the United States in 1923. In the United States, Neutra participated in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Fellowship in Spring Green, Wisconsin. By the end of 1924, Neutra had moved to Los Angeles, California and began collaborating with Rudolph Schindler. The two architects became partners in 1926 in a firm they called Architectural Group for Industry and Commerce, which dissolved in 1927. By 1928, Neutra was working independently in Los Angeles until 1970, the year he died. His most productive years were during the 1930s and 40s. Neutra, in the last decade of his life, worked with his son Dion.

    Scope and Content note

    The Richard Neutra drawings span 6 linear feet and date from 1928 to 1949. The collection consists of two flat file folders of drawings in the form of reprographic copies documenting the Dr. P. M. Lovell house (Los Angeles, Calif.) and the Charles C. Chase house (Santa Barbara, Calif.).

    Related Archival Materials note

    Esther McCoy research papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
    ADC Study collection, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Richard and Dion Neutra Papers (Collection Number 1179). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Neutra, Richard Joseph, 1892-1970
    Architectural drawings
    Blueprints
    Reprographic copies