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Information on Richard, Dione, and Dion Neutra can be found in a variety of archives here are their links.
The collection consists of travel sketches, papers, drawings, rolled plans, blueprints, audio recordings, and photographs related to Richard Neutra's career as an architect. The largest and most comprehensive collection of his projects.
Collection contains a bound volume with holographic notes, probably in the hand of noted architect Richard Neutra's son, Dion, relating to the proposed relocation of the family's architectural practice to Glendale, California, circa 1950.
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.).
A collection of sound recordings of interviews conducted by architectural historian Thomas S. Hines between 1972 and 1980 in preparation for his book and exhibition about Richard J. Neutra, published in 1982. Interviewees include Neutra's family, friends, business associates, clients, and Los Angeles architects.
Photographs by the renowned architectural photographer Julius Schulman including 25 separate projects by Richard J. Neutra.
ENV Archive-Special Collection consists largely of correspondence by Richard J. Neutra and his wife Dione Neutra. In addition there are family photographs,family correspondence and Diones diaries and yearly letters.No detailed finding aid is currently available.
Collection includes architectural plans and drawings, reports, correspondence, legal papers, agenda and minutes of meetings, printed material and photographs from the firm of Neutra and Alexander. Thus the majority of his non-residential projects such as schools, university buildings, libraries, community centers etc.
The papers of Southern California architectural historian, critic, and writer Esther McCoy. Holdings include correspondence with the Lovells, her work on Case Study houses by Neutra, her “What I Believe” article for the Los Angeles Times, and more. All materials have been digitized and are available online. The finding aid can be found here.
A small collection of letters between Neutra and architect and educator, Walter Gropius dated between 1892 and 1936.
Photographs of Richard J. Neutra while visiting the Harvard Graduate School of design in 1965. Images are not currently digitized.
The archive, from the estate of Luise Mendelsohn, comprises the personal correspondence and documents of the Mendelsohn family. Contains correspondence with Richard and Dione Neutra.
Architect and French Communist Party member Pierre Villon was born Roger Ginsburger in Soultz-Haut-Rhin, France, in 1901. Villon studied architecture and executed a small number of architectural projects in France. His most significant contribution to the discipline of architecture through his writings as an architectural critic.He was responsible for the book on French Modernism in 1930 that corresponded to Neutra’s book “Amerika” which was part of the same series. Ginsburger was married to Dione Neutra’s sister. Collection includes clippings of articles by and about architect Richard Neutra.
The papers of architectural historian Thomas S. Hines consist of the research files, site photographs, recorded interviews of Neutra co-workers and clients, correspondence and published articles of a professor and scholar widely known for his detailed investigations of key figures including Richard J. Neutra created between 1970 and 2010.
Museum archives contain various materials related to Richard J. Neutra’s appearance in exhibitions, educational events, sound recordings, and other materials.
A small collection of photographs, books, and correspondence relating to Richard and Dione Neutra. Also some video/film of Dione playing music.
Includes photographs by Barbara Morgan Wight’s husband Willard Morgan, who with Richard J. Neutra had proposed a book project on the construction of the Lovell Health House. Many Morgan photographs in this collection are not yet digitized. Correspondence related to Neutra’s book “Mysteries and Realities of the Site” and graphic layouts. Willard Morgan published this book.
This small collection includes drawings and photographs of Neutra’s Jan De Graaff Residence from the 1940s. No digital images are currently available.
Microfiche copies of 103,071 documents in the Archives of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona. Documents include letters, occasional specifications and printed ephemera. Correspondence includes exchanges with Richard J. Neutra.
Fritz Block (1889-1955) was a German-trained architect, who moved to Los Angeles in 1938. He started his own color slide company in Hollywood. Collection includes color images of Reunion House, VDL Research House, Lovell Health House, Barsha Residence, Tremaine Residence, Northwestern Mutual Fire Insurance Building, Channel Heights Housing Project, Plywood House and others. Collection is digitized. Better quality images may be obtained from the owners of the master slides, the Fritz Block Estate Archive (Gustav Levy-Hüneberg, Enskede, Sweden, and, Ingrid Levy-Hüneberg, Bromma, Sweden; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Collection includes renderings of Pennsylvania projects as well as HABS documentation drawings and photos for various Neutra projects across the U.S. All materials are digitized.
The library contains a few materials relating to the work of Richard Neutra including renderings for the Emerson Jr. High Library, Kronish, Maslon, Oxley, and Tremaine (Scottsdale) residences. Plans for the Painted Desert Concession Building and Fred Harvey Co. in Arizona.
John Blanton was an architect that worked predominantly in Southern California. Early in his career, he worked under architect Richard Neutra. Holdings mostly cover projects Blanton completed in private practice after work with Neutra, however, philosophical writings will be of interest to Neutra scholars.
Thaddeus Longstreth worked with Neutra in the late 1940’s on such buildings as the Kaufmann Desert House. He later was project architect for many of Neutra’s east coast buildings, and had a distinguished career of his own. He was the father of architectural historian Richard Longstreth.
Biographical material, correspondence, drawings, memorabilia, recordings including the Mymensinch University Convocation Hall and for the Orange County Court House. There is also a 16mm film of an interview with Neutra and audio recordings of Neutra's lectures, speeches, talks, and presentations.
Plans and information on Richard Neutra’s work in Germany are often held by local city government. Check with the local offices for particular projects. Inquiries are best written in
Neutra Books and Articles
Many books by and about the Neutras are available on Amazon for purchase
Here is a link to the list of books by Neutra and about Neutra
Now owned by the actress Kelly Lynch and her writer-producer husband Mitch Glazer, the post & beam-style home and its exotic surroundings shine through beautiful cinematography, and the story comes to life through interviews with Richard Oyler, Kelly Lynch, Neutra's sons, and well-known Los Angeles real estate agent Crosby Doe, who has represented homes by some of history's greatest modern architects.
John Nicholas Brown and his wife Anne select the young and ambitious Richard Neutra to build them a house that they name “Windshield.” Through an enormously detailed correspondence, patron and architect discuss every detail of the house’s design and together pursue cutting-edge technology, much of which has only previously been used in commercial architecture. Then, just weeks after the Browns move in, tragedy strikes.
A comprehensive documentary into the 125 year life, work, and times of Austrian/American Architect Richard Neutra (1892-1970) – the legacy which continues to this day through the work of son Dion Neutra.
Information on the Internet
The Cal Poly Pomona department of history prepared a website about the way the Neutra Family, he architects and he visitors used the compound.
Our friend John Crosse has been researching early modernism in Los Angeles with invaluable documentation of the network of Southern California artists, thinkers and architects that provided the matrix for the early opportunities for Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler.
Items of furniture from the Neutra Furniture Collection by VS are made individually by experienced craftsmen, a process in which only exceptionally fine materials are used and perfectly coordinated on the basis of a harmonious range of specifications. The result: top-quality, customized furniture. Just as Richard J. Neutra would have wished.
USModernist® is a nonprofit 501C3 educational archive for the documentation, preservation, and promotion of residential Modernist architecture. With four major sections, USModernist is America’s largest open digital archive of residential Modernist houses and their architects.
Designed by the Neutra firm (1975) providing library and cultural services to the people of Southern California since 1909.
There are so many superb images on Pinterest of Neutra projects. There were even a few photos that we hadn't seen before.
includes a compilation of history, images, documentation and scheduled tours. Sponsored by the College of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Eichler Network provides useful information for those restoring Mid-Century Modern homes.
Dedicated to providing its members with opportunities to learn about and experience the rich architectural heritage of Southern California and beyond.
ICONIC HOUSES is the international network connecting architecturally significant houses and artists’ homes and studios from the 20th century that are open to the public as house museums.
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts—broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites.
The International Commitee for the Documentation and Conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the Modern Mouvement
Stein worked in the Neutra office in the late 1930s
To Tell the Truth made available to read, listen, and download through archive.org
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