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Bertrand Goldberg’s iconic Marina City apartment towers, in Chicago, shown here circa 1965.
Photo from the Hedrich Blessing Archive, courtesy of the eChicago History Museum.

Saturday April 20, 2013

One of our intrepid reporters dug up one of those 'The San Diego That Wasn't to Be' projects - the San Diego Theatre by Bertrand Goldberg. Goldberg, widely recognized for Marina City, designed the theatre - but went unbuilt. Read more HERE.

As Pacific Standard Time Presents (PSTP) gets going, my votes – worthy of your time – as are as follows:

Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams (now through June 16) at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara. Read more HERE.

A. Quincy Jones: Building For Better Living (May 25—September 8) at the Hammer Museum. Read more HERE.

Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990 (now through July 21) at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Read more HERE.

Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California (now through July 12) a the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona. Read more HERE.


Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's 'Atomic Ranch'

Friday April 19, 2013

In under 2-minutes, OMD manage to animate the fabled optimism of the post-war era with the very real horrors of the atomic age. Watch Orchestral Manoevres in the Dark's newly released 'Atomic Ranch' video HERE

Who says all the news is 'bad news'! Check out a great story about a 14-year old modernist HERE!

Whether or not you saw the show 'California's Designing Women 1896-1986' at the Autry last year you should buy a copy of the catalog - due out in June. More details can be found HERE.


Paolo Soleri at Taliesin West in 1948. 
Photo: Lois D. Gottlieb, The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York via the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Friday April 12, 2013

Tonight - drop by a Modern San Diego Real Estate listing preview at 6227 Caminito Carrena between 530 - 730 pm. Email Suzanne for more details HERE

Italian-born architect Paolo Soleri, and former apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in Paradise Valley, AZ. He was 93. Read more HERE and HERE.

Check out the recently launched Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. website HERE.

Going to be in NYC? Between 5/2 – 6/22, R 20th Century Gallery will host their travelling exhibition on Greta Magnusson Grossman (1906-1999). The show will include architectural drawings, furniture, lamps, ceramics, textiles, prototypes as well as original books, press cuttings and photographs. After migrating to Los Angeles in 1940, her work had a big impact on American modernism. Some of her first drawings, including chairs and lamps, were selected for the “Good Design” exhibition presented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. View more HERE.

Taking the "...dubious place in history as having had one of the shortest lives of an architecturally ambitious project in Manhattan..." Tod Williams & Billie Tsien’s American Folk Art Museum (built in 2001) will be razed by the (cough, cough) Museum of Modern Art. Read more HERE.


Modern La Jolla: Armin Richter showroom La Jolla

Sunday April 7, 2013

I just posted a new feature article, 'Modern La Jolla', to the 'Features' section HERE.

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