In Search of a Living Architecture
The death of Albert Frey late in 1998 took from us a master of Modernist architecture; the value of his work is finally coming to be recognized. The serene European formalism of his projects melded with the California landscape he came to love to create a new architecture that was wholly Frey’s. This is an exact reprint of Frey’s scarce 1939 statement of his ideals in architecture and design. Well-illustrated with black and white photographs of Frey’s early projects and other structures and landscapes, this book advances our understanding of his esthetic criteria. The book is crisply designed, a beautiful object in itself, as well as being a fascinating study of the thinking of this important architect.