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Liebhardt Residence (built ca. 1993). Photo by Robert Gabriel

Friday May 14, 2010

Join Mercer York Real Estate for an exclusive pre-MLS reception at the Liebhardt Residence
(picture above) this Saturday (May 15th) between 5:30p-7:30p. RSVP HERE.

The guide to campus architecture "University of California San Diego: Campus Guides" will be released on June 2nd by Princeton Architectural Press with a street price of $29.95. Amazon has it available for pre-order at a discounted price of $19.77 HERE.

Dion Neutra Presents: “The Amazing Neutras in Orange County AKA Can we Save Such Icons?” The exhibition, reception and panel discuss will be presented at OBJCT Gallery in the historic Claremont Packing House on Saturday May 22, 2010 - 6 - 9 PM
The exhibition will continue through July 18, 2010. For more information click HERE.


Fred Antelline Residence in Rancho Santa Fe.
Fingers-crossed that we get to see this home for the first time -- soon!
Photograph by Julius Shulman

Friday May 7, 2010

On Tuesday night, Christie's New York sold Pablo Picasso's bold 1932 portrait of his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter, "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust," for $106.5 million, making it the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. Read more HERE.

While the super-rich were bidding on Picasso, I gave my "Julius Shulman's San Diego Projects" presentation (again) at The Pearl. For those that stayed and witnessed the audio problems handicapping the viewing of "Visual Acoustics", The San Diego Architectural Foundation and The Pearl will try again on June 1st to present the film free to the public. Please consider joining us. The DVD goes on sale to the public on May 25th. You can order it HERE.

Did you attend the screening of "William Krisel, Architect" at MCASD last night? Or the after-party? We had to run home to the babysitter following the film and Krisel's Q&A session with MCASD (and Krisel owner) Deputy Director Charles Castle. Thanks to you all for filling the seats - demonstrating the appetite for this material.

The good guys at Objects USA are hosting another of their quarterly gallery openings. Click HERE for more info and save your money for the weekend of 5/28. That is if you don't blow it all at the forthcoming (May 23rd) Los Angeles Modern Auction.

La Jolla's RB Stevenson Gallery is opening a new show "Richard Allen Morris, Patch and Paint (New Work)" with an opening reception on Friday, June 11th. Learn more HERE.

I started blogging about Greg Strangman's historic designation process for his Loch Crane home. Check out the first installment in the series HERE.

Burlington, Vermont is offering a tour of local modernist homes on June 26. If you're going to be in the area, click HERE.

For those steeped in Craig Ellwood history, one of his key clients Max Palevsky died this week. Read the obituary HERE and wonder aloud with a blogger what may happen to his home in Palm Springs HERE.

Thomas Hines’ new book 'Architecture of the Sun, Los Angeles Modernism 1900-1970' is being released by Rizzoli on May 25th with a street price of $95. Hines starts his look at modernism and regionalism through contrasting the turn-of-the-century Craftsman work of Charles and Henry Greene with the rationalist modernism of their contemporary Irving Gill and the expressionist modernism of Frank Lloyd Wright and his son Lloyd Wright. From there he tackles the myths of Rudolph Schindler and his contemporary Richard Neutra, as well as their devotees: Gregory Ain, Raphael Soriano, and Harwell Harris. Hines explores John Entenza’s Case Study House program before moving on to John Lautner, William Pereira and Welton Becket. Pre-order it HERE.

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