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Former Executive Director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, Illinois, and Vice President of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Architectural writer Elaine Freed turns attention here to A. Gustaf Jan Ruhtenberg. Jan Ruhtenberg, Bauhaus trained under the direct influence of Mies van der Rohe and his journey from Riga to Berlin, then Stockholm and New York, and finally to Colorado Springs, where he designed and remodeled dozens of houses and other structures in the Miesian mode. After placing Ruhtenberg’s work in the context of European and American modernism, Freed focuses on five unique houses in Colorado Springs, ranging from a modest “cottage” to a spacious Italian villa. Her insightful view includes Ruhtenberg’s own home in the exclusive Broadmoor neighborhood.
Design magazines in Europe and America celebrated Ruhtenberg’s designs at midcentury, and the popular press did as well. His work appeared in Progressive Architecture and Architectural Forum – and in Time, Life, and Fortune.  Later, Ruhtenberg’s legacy faded, but recently his design reputation has gained new respect. Modern at Midcentury: Ruhtenberg Revisited guarantees his proper place in the modernist pantheon.
bound: 178 pages
publisher: Rhyolite Press LLC; 1 edition (May 8, 2017)
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