JOURNAL OA+D V10:N1
ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
VOL. 10 / NO. 1
THE WORK OF MACKIE AND KAMRATH :: ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE IN TEXAS
Essay by Katie Pierce Meyer
Guest Editor: Randolph C. Henning
44 pages :: Full color with over 60 images
Karl Kamrath (1911-1988) grew up in Austin, Texas and earned his Bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 1934. His early career was spent in Chicago but he moved back to Texas in 1937 and became a partner in the firm of MacKie and Kamrath, one of the first Houston firms credited with creating modern architecture. Kamrath had an opportunity to meet Frank Lloyd Wright when he visited Taliesin in June of 1946. This trip had a profound effect on Kamrath's architectural designs as he committed himself to creating organic architecture following Wright's Usonian principles.
Drawing from materials from the University of Texas Libraries Alexander Architectural Archives, this issue of the Journal OA+D features never-before-published drawings, plans, and photographs that document the life and selected works of the Houston architecture firm's organic designs.
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