Monday, August 22, 2011

Neutra in NOLA

On Monday, 17 November 1952, Austrian-born architect Richard Neutra (1892-1970) gave an evening address at Newcomb College's Dixon Hall. Co-sponsored by the Tulane University School of Architecture and the New Orleans Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the public lecture focused on contemporary architecture.

The Newcomb College Art Gallery had displayed photographs of Neutra's projects ten years earlier, in conjunction with an educational exhibit on the theme of surfaces, textures and colors of structural materials. Local merchants loaned samples of brick, wood, metal, glass and stone.

Read more in "Architect Neutra to Deliver Address." The Times-Picayune 17 November 1952, p. 7. "Exhibit at College Art Gallery Nears." The Times-Picayune 15 April 1941, p. 12. W.M. Darling, "Pen, Chisel and Brush." The Times-Picayune 20 April 1941, p. 40.


Elizabeth Day said...

I thought you might find a blog series I am doing on the "O'Brien House" designed by Neutra with an additional designed and overseen by Dion in Shreveport, LA. It is in excellent condition and for sale.

Keli Rylance said...

Fascinating! We did not know about that one.

You might want to make sure that you have appropriate permission to use the historic photographs that are on your blog. Many of the images you posted are protected.