Showing posts from August, 2019

Weekend / Stuff

It was a tough weekend.

Sad People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films / Schindler

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

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

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

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