The Walker House, RM Schindler by Ye Rin Mok and Andrew Romano
Featuring photography by Ye Rin Mok, and texts by design nerd, Andrew Romano, this is the first edition in a series of books dedicated to architects, the houses they build, and (most importantly) the stories behind them.
The first edition takes you to LA, adopted home of the Austrian-born American architect, RM Schindler. The book tells the story of how the Walker House came into the possession of its current owner, journalist and design nerd, Andrew Romano, and features interior photography by longtime Apartamento contributor, Ye Rin Mok.
'Born in Vienna in 1887, Schindler studied architecture under early modern pioneers Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos. In 1914, he set off for Chicago to work under Frank Lloyd Wright, who eventually sent him to supervise work the famous Hollyhock House in Los Angeles. Schindler ended up staying in LA for the rest of his life. The low-slow house that architect Rudolph Schindler built himself is often regarded as the world's first house in the Modernist style.' (Metropolis).
Published by Apartamento magazine, it's guaranteed to be every page as wonderful.
170 x 240cm (W x H), 80 pages, hardcover