Puerto Rico's Henry Klumb: A Modern Architect's Sense of Place

Author:   Cesar A. Cruz (Ball State University, USA)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9780367149727


Pages:   188
Publication Date:   15 April 2020
Format:   Hardback
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Puerto Rico's Henry Klumb: A Modern Architect's Sense of Place


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This book follows Henry Klumb's life in architecture from Cologne, Germany to Puerto Rico. Arriving on the island, Klumb was a one-time German immigrant, a moderately successful designer, and previously a senior draftsman with Frank Lloyd Wright. Over the next forty years Klumb would emerge as Puerto Rico's most prolific, locally well-known, and celebrated modern architect. In addition to becoming a leading figure in Latin American modern architecture, Klumb also became one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most accomplished proteges, and an architect with a highly attuned social and environmental consciousness. Cruz explores his life, works, and legacy through the lens of a sense of place, defined as the beliefs that people adopt, actions undertaken, and feelings developed towards specific locations and spaces. He argues that the architect's sense of place was a defining quality of his life and work, most evident in the houses he designed and built in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico's Henry Klumb offers a historical narrative, culminating in a series of architectural analyses focusing on four key design strategies employed in Klumb's work: vernacular architecture, the grid and the landscape, dense urban spaces, and open air rooms. This book is aimed at researchers, academics, and postgraduate students interested in Latin American architecture, modernism, and architectural history.

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Author:   Cesar A. Cruz (Ball State University, USA)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.535kg
ISBN:  

9780367149727


ISBN 10:   0367149729
Pages:   188
Publication Date:   15 April 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

List of Figures Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1 - Looking into a Modern Architect's Sense of Place A sense of place - a theoretical underpinning Defining place Places as sources of meaning, and other factors leading to a sense of place Searching for evidence of phenomenological thinking Investigative cycles and narrative writing Chapter 2 - From Germany to the Modern American Metropolises, 1905 - 1927 Henry Klumb's pamphlet series: an introduction Klumb's German period, 1905 - 1927: the setting that began to shape a young modern architect Klumb, the early modernists, and higher values Klumb and the (un)natural modern city, 1927 - 1929 Chapter 3 - With Wright in Arizona and Taliesin, 1929 - 1933 Camp Ocotillo Taliesin Chapter 4 - Vernacular Influences I: The Native American Projects, 1938 - 1941 Respecting tradition, nature, and context in Native American architecture The Tulsa, Gallup, and San Francisco exhibits Klumb in Sells, Arizona Lasting impressions of the American Southwest and Klumb's experiences there Chapter 5 - Vernacular Influences II: Reimagining Puerto Rico's Jibaro Hut, 1944 - 1948 Klumb's Puerto Rico, February 1944 Puerto Rico's post-war modernist project in context The jibaro hut in Klumb's pamphlets The jibaro hut reimagined through the Teacher's Farms A return to the more traditional jibaro hut through the Low Cost Rural Houses Chapter 6 - The Grid and the Landscape: The Haeussler Residence, 1945 Klumb's orthogonal and triangular grids in Puerto Rico's terrain The Haeussler Residence The Evans Residence The Ewing, Fullana, Tugwell, and Foreman homes The grid and the landscape within a series of oppositions Chapter 7 - Open Air Rooms: The Emilio Rodriguez and Duchow Residences, 1951 and 1958 Klumb's initial open air rooms in Puerto Rico - the patio The varied moods of nature at Klumb's terraces, verandas, cross-ventilated spaces, and breezeways Chapter 8 - Additional House Types: Houses in Dense Urban Spaces and Modern Stilt Houses Balancing nature with the burgeoning modern city The Kogan House The Marrero and Velez houses Klumb's modern stilt houses The jibaro hut reimagined once more A career in its twilight, 1967 - 1984 Chapter 9 - A Coda to a Sense of Place: The Klumb House, 1947 - 1984 Impressions of the Klumb House An early personal transition for Klumb in Puerto Rico Viewing the Klumb House through the architect's naturalistic worldview Chapter 10 - Conclusions Appendix A - Klumb's Pamphlet Series Appendix B - Henry Klumb's Taliesin Appendix C - Notes on Klumb's Houses

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Cesar A. Cruz is an architectural historian and educator. He has taught architectural history and theory, building structures, and design in Illinois, Indiana, and New Mexico. In August 2016 he received his Doctorate in Architecture from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

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