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Noguchi and Hasegawa / Postwar Japan

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Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco 
The exhibition explores the work and friendship of artists Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) and Saburo Hasegawa (1906–1957). 
U.S.-born sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) and Japanese painter, theorist and teacher Saburo Hasegawa (1906–1957) both reacted to the catastrophic effects of the war by questioning how art could balance tradition and modernity, Japanese culture and foreign influences, past and present. They were both committed to modernist practices, such as the removal of the inessential, truth to materials and a utopian belief of the power of art to improve society, but felt that modernism needed a new direction, one that could be provided by a deep exploration of Japanese art and design. Together, they visited historic gardens, palaces and temples around Kyoto to immerse themselves in traditional Japanese culture. 
Image: Hasegawa and Noguchi on the veranda …

Weekend / Stuff

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Black Friday buys
A pillow made from Alexander Girard fabric. It belonged to a Santa Fe friend of Girard's.

Weekend / Stuff

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Rhoda Lopez, Jane and Gordon Martz and Roger Marshall

Ruocco / Nelson Residence

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Nelson Residence (1958) by Lloyd Ruocco One of Ruocco's "Garden Villas"
Mailbox







John Dirks did some stereos for Ruocco projects. This might be one. 
Now that's a lock
On top of being in near original condition, it comes with the plans. The house was for sale, but it looks like it might have been purchased.  I hope it lands in good hands.

Weekend / Stuff

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Smalls - Robert Maxwell critters, Robert Long for Stuart Barnes lamp and a George Nelson clock
Wood animals by John Dirks
Dirks, Tackett and Woolley

Julius Shulman / Modern San Diego

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Keith York at Modern San Diego curated two exhibitions of Julius Shulman's work in San Diego. 
First up is Julius Shulman: Modern La Jolla at The La Jolla Historical Society. The exhibition will be on view until January 19, 2020
The La Jolla Federal Savings and Loans Association (1962)
The lighting fixtures used on the building were designed by Malcolm Leland.

This Henry Hester house is still standing.
Richard Neutra rendering of the Oxley Residence
There is a section of the exhibition dedicated to Edward Killingsworth's Triad houses in La Jolla. It is San Diego's only built contribution to the Arts & Architecture Case Study House program. 

The second exhibition is Julius Shulman: Modern San Diego at the Central Library Art Gallery  in Downtown San Diego.  This exhibition will also be on view until January 19, 2020

Hillcrest North Medical Center (1964) by Deems, Lewis & Partners. The architect who added the disgusting addition to ground floor should have their lic…