Neutra in Montana - Reception
- Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
- Cheever Hall, Lower Gallery - view map
Richard Neutra’s work is primarily associated with the classic modern movement of architecture referred to as “The International Style.” Neutra departed significantly from the formalism of the International Style; however, by interpreting building program as an agent for making a direct contribution to the psycho-physiological well-being of its occupants. The central theme of Neutra’s work and writings was the beneficial impact of a well-designed environment upon the general health of the human nervous system. And while his so-called bio-realism rested largely upon unproven arguments linking architectural form to overall health, it is difficult to discredit the extraordinary sensitivity that governed his whole approach to the relationships between the body, architecture, and the landscape. With this in mind, his work is truly distinguished from the bulk of his contemporaries at it insists on a fundamental relation merging circumstantial nature of any given place where there are profound connections between interior constructed space and the exterior space of the landscape.
- School of Architecture