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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Book Review| June 01 2020
Review: Pierre Koenig: A View from the Archive, by Neil Jackson
Pierre Koenig: A View from the Archive
Getty Research Institute,
2019, 304 pp., 53 color and 200 b/w illus. $55 (cloth), ISBN 9781606065778
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2020) 79 (2): 227–228.
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Ken Breisch; Review: Pierre Koenig: A View from the Archive, by Neil Jackson. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 June 2020; 79 (2): 227–228. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2020.79.2.227
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