Immortalized in Julius Shulman’s photograph of Case Study House #22, Pierre Koenig is one of the leading figures of the Modern movement. With his two contributions to the Case Study Houses program and many other pioneering projects, he championed the streamlined elegance of industrial materials and epitomized postwar experimentalism and optimism.
About the Author
Neil Jackson is an architect and architectural historian who has written extensively on modern architecture in California, where he taught between 1985 and 1990. His 2002 book Craig Ellwood won the Sir Banister Fletcher Award in 2003. His study of Pierre Koenig is the result of a long friendship and a mark of respect for a great architect. Jackson currently teaches at the University of Liverpool. Peter Gossel runs an agency for museum and exhibition design. He has published TASCHEN monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner, and Richard Neutra, as well as several architecture titles in the Basic Art series.