haiku for the book "Schindler by MAK" by MAK
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When we signed up to tour the R.M. Schindler home trio whilst in Los Angeles, we got this book (two of 'em!) as part of the package. I can't say I was terribly excited to have a book forced upon us as part of the deal (especially two of 'em...), but I'm happy to report that the book is worth the fee, whether part of a touring deal or on its own. Published by MAK, the Austrian organization focused on preserving the contributions of Schindler, it's 200 pages of Schindler worship. There's a brief history of the Schindler-Chace House and use of the house through the years as well as a mind-numbing (but easily skippable) blow-by-blow of the events that have been hosted at the house since 1994. I respect (and appreciate!) that the caretakers continue the Schindler-Chace House tradition of hosting events focused on the arts, but dedicating 75 pages of the tome to it? I don't know... However, the real value is in the project-by-project summary of Schindler's works with addresses and maps so you can go street-gawk. Nice! If you go to L.A. to see Schindlers, you definitely want this book. And even if you don't, the book is worthwhile.