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Title VDL Research House [videorecording] : Richard Neutra's studio and residence / California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, College of Environmental Design presents an IND-Press production.

Imprint Los Angeles, CA : In-D Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    NEUT VRH    Will be deleted
Edition 2-disc special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (40 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Features: 40 min. documentary film on VDL I & II; additional interviews with Lauren Weiss Bricker, Director, Archives/Special Collections at Caifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona, College of Environmental Design, and Judith Sheine, Chair of Architecture; Appearances by Neutra's sons Dion and Raymond, historian Thomas Hines and Neutra associate John Blanton; Includes an interactive tour featuring photographs, drawings and virtual reality panoramas for 360° viewing; Includes archive of original VDL I & II construction drawings and Neutra's travel sketches; historical photographs by Julius Shulman.
Contents Disc 1. Documentary film -- Disc 2. Interactive tour.
Credits Story and edited by Lauren Weiss Bricker and Judith Sheine; produced and directed by Timothy Sakamoto.
Performer Music and audio, Jon Shishido; narration, Shiromi Arserio.
Summary "The VDL Research House was designed by architect Richard Neutra in 1932 and served as his studio and residence for the rest of his career. Uniquely among his projects, it represented the three major phases of his aesthetic development. It exemplified his early works, which featured compact volumes in white or silver, with thin surfaces and bands of windows. The Garden house built behind the VDL house in 1939 shows an emphasis on indoor/outdoor living, with its large windows and deep overhangs, typical of his work in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The original house was destroyed by fire in 1963 and rebuilt in 1966. Neutra's post-war work reflected his interest in environmental design, seen in the VDL House II with its use of site and climate responsive features"--Container.
System Details DVD.
System requirements: Operating system: Windows 95 or higher and Mac OS X. CD-ROM drive, 1024 x 768 monitor.
Subject Neutra, Richard Joseph, 1892-1970 -- Homes and haunts -- California -- Los Angeles.
Dwellings -- California -- Los Angeles.
Architects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Documentary films
Added Author Neutra, Richard Joseph, 1892-1970.
Bricker, Lauren Weiss.
Sheine, Judith.
Shulman, Julius.
Sakamoto, Timothy.
Shishido, Jon Kikuo.
In-D (Firm)
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. College of Environmental Design.
Added Title Research house
Standard No. 671928000245
Music No. 00024 In-D Press

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