Saturday January 30th, 2010
Attention shutterbugs! Can you all help me out by roaming the county and surveying/photographing some buildings for me? Sometime around 1960, the "Architects of San Diego AIA" published a little tri-fold brochure titled "Buildings of Interest in San Diego California". Many of the addresses and architects are unfamiliar to Modern San Diego and we would like your help gaining a better understanding of what is at these sites today. Please e-mail me any information you gather and photos (at least 600 pixels wide and 72 dpi) and I will update the masses. If anyone has a copy of the brochure I would love to get a photocopy of it.
Saturday January 16th, 2010
Apologies for being absent from posting much lately -- between quitting a job, taking the holidays to re-group, starting a new job and juggling MercerYork and my family, ModernSanDiego took a bit of a backseat these last weeks. But... I am back.
We heard late in the week that Clare Crane was not able to give her Frank Lloyd Wrigth lecture at the Point Loma Branch Library. Let's hope she gets well soon and reschedules.
It may not be a surprise, but my wife and I have been good friends of Huell Howser's for years now (he served as our secular wedding officiant). He is selling one of his homes -- and this one is spectacular. Check out the photos HERE.
Through April 8th, The Drawing Center in New York City is hosting “Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary.” Read more about his connection to Le Corbusier, and his efforts to realize the Phillips Pavillion for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair HERE.
Keep tabs on the San Diego Museum of Art, they're new show "Art in the 20th Century" featuring works by Frank Stella, Robert Delaunay, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Diego Rivera opens in mid-February.
On Sunday, January 24th Modern San Diego will be discussed on "Inside Art" at 6 p.m. on KSDS/ Jazz88.Host Dave Drexler will also be chatting about Palm Springs Modernism (coming in February).
Thursday January 7th, 2010
The first post of 2010. There has certainly been a lot of activity lately -- most notably our slide show of Julius Shulman's San Diego images following the Ken Cinema's presentation of the film "Visual Acoustics" on the 1st. It was wonderful to see so many folks we have met through Modern San Diego present in the theater.
Mercer York is off to a great start -- we already are representing three significant projects by Russell Forester, William Lewis and Homer Delawie. Check out the site HERE and tell a friend.
If you have time on Wednesday January 13, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. Please join me (and others) for what should be an interesting lecture by our friend (and architect Loch Crane's wife) Dr. Clare Crane. Her lecture, "Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship by Clare Crane"will "include memories and slides of Dr. Crane's two summers living at Taliesin and studying art, music and architecture." The lecture will be held at Hervey Point Loma Branch Library, 3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego, 92106. The evening is presented by Peninsual Arts