Designed by Rudolph Schindler between 1928 and 1931, the Charles H. and Ethel Wolfe House is a remarkable example of Modernist architecture and showcases Schindler's distinct style. As a proponent of the Modernist movement, Schindler aimed to break free from traditional design norms by incorporating new materials and technology. The Wolfe House exemplifies Schindler's innovative space organization, employing overlapping volumes and integrating elements of nature to establish a harmonious living environment. Furthermore, it holds historical value as one of the earliest instances of Modernist architecture in Southern California. Its influence contributed to the development of the renowned "California Modern" style, which emphasized a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces.
During the 1970s, the Wolfe House faced the threat of demolition due to changing urban development plans. However, thanks to the intervention of the Los Angeles Conservancy, the house was saved from destruction, and its preservation was advocated. Interestingly, the original intention was for the house to be shared by two families, the Wolfes and the Chaces, but financial constraints led to modifications, resulting in only the Wolfe family residing in the completed dwelling. The house was torn down in 2002, and a house with a similar street facade was erected in its place.
About this print edition
Available in 2 sizes, both unframed and framed in white
30*45 cm (12*18 inches) - Edition of 35
40*60 cm (16*24 inches) - Edition of 25
The oak tray frames are only available in
60*90 cm (24*35 inches) - Edition of 3
Printed on acid-free, 310 gsm Hahnemühle German Etching paper
Guaranteed archival life of 100+ years
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Frames are heavyweight, solid wood. Produced in Germany from FSC-certified sources
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