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Struck By Modernism: C. Carl Jennings, California Artist-Blacksmith
is now open at Mingei!
Photograph by Darren Bradley

Sunday September 1, 2013

Ten examples of Arts & Architecture’s Case Study House from Los Angeles, Ventura and La Jolla have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The additions to the list includes homes designed by Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra, Pierre Koenig, and Ed Killingsworth. The magazine commissioned architects to develop prototype modernist housing for a post-World War II America, and in doing so, the program popularized a sleek aesthetic that endures today. The Los Angeles Conservancy’s Modern Committee spearheaded the National Register nomination, a nearly decade-long effort that culminated with the National Park Service formally listing 10 houses on July 24. Read an LA Times interview with Adrian Scott Fine, the conservancy’s director of advocacy HERE.

The Palm Springs Modern Committee has launched a self-guided tour app ‘Palm Springs Modern Architecture’. For $4.99 you get guided tours of mid-century landmarks; tours by location, architect, or ‘create your own custom tour’; profiles of architects; videos; as well as new and vintage photography including shots by Julius Shulman. Check out more HERE.

Whether you're a chair-fetishist-collector, or someone who just likes to sit down in a well-designed chair, you will likely enjoy a forthcoming show at Mingei 'Please Be Seated' opening October 5. Check out more HERE.

I updated Greta Magnusson Grossman's page. If you haven't visited it recently, check out new images and text HERE.

 

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