Neil Jackson's new book, Pierre Koenig: A View from the Archive, is grounded in his close examination of the extensive collection of this architect's work held at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Composed of “over one hundred box files of correspondence, documents, drawings, photographs, and other material, both professional and private, as well as over 250 flat files of drawings,” the collection was acquired in 2006 by the Getty's curator for architecture and design, Wim de Wit, just two years after Koenig's death. While Jackson draws to some degree upon other sources, he states that “the purpose of this book is to explore the work...

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