Paul T. Frankl: Viennese émigré Paul T. Frankl (1886-1958) was a pioneer of early modern design in the United States, known for his Skyscraper” furniture of the 1920s and his work for the Hollywood élite in the 1930s and early 1940s. A prolific and influential writer about design, he is the author of five books.
Christopher Long: Christopher Long is Professor of architecture and design history at the University of Texas, Austin and is the author of eight books and numerous journal articles.
Aurora McClain: Aurora McClain is a graduate student at the University of Texas Austin.
Peter Duniecki: Peter Duniecki is an award-winning book designer and graphic designer who lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
A gem of an historical source.... This unique book provides a wonderfully illustrated and nuanced account of one of America’s most significant twentieth-century designers.
– Alison J. Clarke, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
A page turner [that] captures this leading Modernist in his own words.
– Bennett Johnson, Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine
Frankl’s autobiography sheds even more light on the man, other key artists and designers, and most important, Austrian and American culture in the first half of the twentieth century.
– Wendy Kaplan, Los Angeles County Museum of Art