In 1937, Van Beuren designed this chair for the bungalows at the famous Hotel Los Flamingos in Acapulco. It was his first project in Mexico and the beginning of the Bauhaus-trained designer's long career in the county. Source: El Diseño De Van Beuren, Ana Elena Mallet Lightolier lamp that a lot of people claim to be by Maurizio Tempestini. The brother to the little square one I found a few weeks ago.
Killingsworth, Brady and Associates, Killingsworth House (1966) Celebrating the Architecture of Edward A. KillingsworthSaturday, May 19th The Historical Society of Long Beach will be hosting a presentation by Ronald Dean Lindgren, Partner in Killingsworth Stricker Lindgren Wilson Architects. Lindgren will present “An Architectural History of Edward A. Killingsworth FAIA”, an illustrated presentation detailing Killingsworth’s work in Long Beach and beyond. A tour of homes and offices designed by Edward Killingsworth, including his personal residence, will follow the presentation. More information and tickets here.
GAPS IN THE RECORD:
VANGUARD PRINT CULTURE IN SAN DIEGO
May 11 – August 5, 2018
Gaps in the Record: Vanguard Print Culture in San Diego documents the overlapping literary and visual art practices and independent publishing activity within San Diego’s mid-twentieth century creative community. The exhibition centers on a small group of painters who were also writers: Don Dudley (1930), Guy Williams (1934-2004), Richard Allen Morris (1933), Malcolm McClain (1923-2012), John Baldessari (1931), and Fred Cooper (1939).
Curated by Dave Hampton
The opening reception has been rescheduled to Friday, June 1st
More information at San Diego History Center
Poems for Painters, by Guy Williams, Duchamp, 1963, offset print on paper
The Maurice Martiné exhibition is installed and the opening was a lot of fun. It runs Monday through Saturday 11-5, until May 11th: Archive 20th Century884 W 18th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 More information and some tips, here. I couldn't be happier about how it looks. More pics later. The opening. Archive really went all out hosting the event. Thanks to all my buddies that were there! I'll do a more more in-depth post later.
In 1954, a group of Arizona politicians, business leaders and Arizona State University joined forces with the Stanford Research Institute to form the Association for Applied Solar Energy (AFASE). The mission was to promote research and investment in solar energy. They held symposiums, exhibitions and sponsored architecture and design competitions.
This included a 1957 competition called Living with the Sun. Architects submitted designs for a solar house that would be built in Phoenix. Concepts were submitted by Paolo Soleri, Victor Olgyay, Davis, Brody and Wisniewski, and Leland Lewis Evison. The prize-winning design was awarded toUniversity of Minnesota School of Architecture senior, Peter Lee.
Image: ASU via A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War by Daniel A. Barber Image: ASU via A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War by Daniel A. Barber Lee was a student of Ralph Rapson, who was the De…