Frank, Josef

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Frank, Josef (1885–1967). Austrian architect. Before the 1914–18 war he designed several distinguished houses, e.g. Villa Hoch (1912) and Villa Wassermann (1914), both in Vienna. With Loos he was involved in the Garden City movement, and was also a leading light in the formation of cooperatively run Garden Suburbs. A member of the Werkbund, he warned against the more extreme and dogmatic attitudes emanating from the German Bauhaus, from Le Corbusier, and from CIAM. In 1933 he settled in Sweden.


Jane Turner (1996)