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Ray Kappe: Themes and Variations Hardcover – Jan 1 1999


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  • Hardcover: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Images Publishing Dist Ac (Jan. 1 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1864700076
  • ISBN-13: 978-1864700077
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.4 x 30.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 839 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,058,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"With the revival of interest in post-World War II Los Angeles architecture, coupled with a fascination for today's West Coast architects, book publishers have been working furiously to meet the demand....
"[The book Themes and Variations: Ray Kappe has] arrived in this country from Images Publishing in Australia...by Michael Webb, on the architect Ray Kappe, heir to the California modernist tradition. Known to most as the founder of the experimental SCI-Arc school (Southern California Institute of Architecture), Mr. Kappe is also one of the most undersung architects in Los Angeles. He began his career in the early 50's and wedded the open spaces of Richard Neutra to the softer, more natural modernism of Harwell Hamilton Harris. Then he added the complexity and love of landscape of Frank Lloyd Wright. Eleven of Mr. Kappe's projects are displayed in this long overdue monograph. Included is his own, breathtaking 1965 Kappe House in Pacific Palisades, a marvel of interlocking planes of wood, glass and concrete in harmony with a lush canyon site. His works are so three-dimensional that photos do not always do them justice." (New York Times, March 18, 1999)
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Format: Hardcover
Here's the book review from The New York Times:
"With the revival of interest in post-World War II Los Angeles architecture, coupled with a fascination for today's West Coast architects, book publishers have been working furiously to meet the demand....
"[The book Themes and Variations: Ray Kappe has] arrived in this country from Images Publishing in Australia...by Michael Webb, on the architect Ray Kappe, heir to the California modernist tradition. Known to most as the founder of the experimental SCI-Arc school (Southern California Institute of Architecture), Mr. Kappe is also one of the most undersung architects in Los Angeles. He began his career in the early 50's and wedded the open spaces of Richard Neutra to the softer, more natural modernism of Harwell Hamilton Harris. Then he added the complexity and love of landscape of Frank Lloyd Wright. Eleven of Mr. Kappe's projects are displayed in this long overdue monograph. Included is his own, breathtaking 1965 Kappe House in Pacific Palisades, a marvel of interlocking planes of wood, glass and concrete in harmony with a lush canyon site. His works are so three-dimensional that photos do not always do them justice." (New York Times, March 18, 1999)
Horrible May 25 2014
By Pal - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Murray media had the nerve to write to me and ask me to change my review ... Interesting that they never bothered to write me to answer my questions about the item..they NEVER corresponded with me until they wanted me to change my review........
Great Book of Master Work April 21 2013
By Gina Etra Stick - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Unbelievably expensive book , but the only want to get documentation of his intriguing work. really good, though of course i would like to see more floor plans at larger scale. but great, none-the-less.


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