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Sad People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films / Schindler

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Sad People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films
Essays by Erik Benjamins, Andrew Romano, Adam Štěch, and Mimi Zeiger
Edited and designed by Benjamin Critton
A follow-up to Benjamin Critton's Evil People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films (2010).
Le Mépris (Contempt) directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Brigitte Bardot and modernism. Come on!
More information on the publication can be found here
The release was held at a fitting location, the Oliver House by RM Schindler. It was also a celebration of MAK Center's 25th Anniversary.



Weekend / Stuff

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Cabinet by Berkeley architect John Gilbert Wells and some smalls
Sori Yanagi tray and Paul Rand covers for PM Journal (1938 & 1941)
Barney Reid enamel
La Gardo Tackett




Frank Lloyd Wright / Marin Civic Center

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The Marin County Civic Center was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It was his largest public project and also his last.  At the time of Wright's death in 1959, it was uncompleted, and Taliesin Fellow Aaron Green oversaw the project. It opened in 1962.



















Weekend /Stuff

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Nathan Lerner chair and Davis Pratt and Harold Cohen table for their company, Designers in Production. All the designers were part of the 1940s New Bauhaus school in Chicago. 
Arthur Umanoff candelabra and stool, Stuart Barnes for Robert Long lamp and waste paper bin by Einar Barns for PS Heggen
Freeman Lederman lighter

Frank Lloyd Wright / Taliesin West

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Taliesin West served as Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and school in the desert from 1937 until his death in 1959. 
Wright's importance as an architect is immense, although one could argue that his role as a teacher might eclipse his buildings. Architects such as Richard Neutra, R.M. Schindler, John Lautner, Bruce Goff, and Paolo Soleri all spent time working for Wright. San Diego architects Sim Bruce Richards, Loch Crane and Frederick Liebhardt were also Taliesin Fellows. More information on Wright's legacy in San Diego can be found at Modern San Diego.
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Fellowship
Source: Frank Lloyd Wright



The mosaic was gifted to Frank Lloyd Wright by playwright and congresswoman Clare Booth Luce. 









Every year, before the brutal summer hit the Scottsdale desert, Wright's operation was packed away and stored in this kiva. He then made the trek to Taliesin in Wisconsin.
The dragon breathes fire at night

There are a number of Chinese ceramic pieces incorpora…