The authoritative study of the life and career of renowned modernist architect Richard Neutra. Richard Neutra's work, his life experience, and his search for modern architecture coincided neatly with the lifespan of the modern movement. He experienced the buoyant struggles of the movement's early years, the heady excesses of mid-century ascendancy, and the strains of its slow demise, and his reputation has lately enjoyed a resurgence that was hard to predict when "Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture" was first published over twenty years ago.
Thomas S. Hines is Professor of History of Architecture at UCLA, where he teaches cultural, urban, and architectural history. In 1982 he was co-curator, with Arthur Drexler, of the Neutra retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Hines has held Guggenheim, NEH, and Getty fellowships. In 1994 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.