Albert Frey, published by Taschen, provides a compact insight into the career of the architect Albert Frey who become well-known for his unique “desert modernism.” Swiss-born Frey brought the legacy of Bauhaus, De Stijl and Le Corbusier to the West Coast of the United States, leaving his imprint on the architecture of the rough, arid landscapes of California and Palm Springs.
Written by architectural historian and author Gloria Koenig, the book is part of Taschen's Basic Architecture series that presents the life and work of internationally renowned architects with approximately 120 photographs, sketches and drafts. The series has been edited by German art historian Peter Gössel.
Meet desert modernist Albert Frey, the Zurich-born architect who brought notes of Bauhaus, De Stijl, and Le Corbusier to the West Coast. From his European beginnings, Frey developed a unique architectural brand, one that would redefine midcentury California through sleek, leisurely structures nestled among the arid landscapes of Palm Springs and beyond.