CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2004 |
Edward Killingsworth, one of the last Case Study House architects, whose elegant, precise designs for small residences and luxury hotels made him one of the leading Southern California modernists of his era, died of natural causes July 6 at his Long Beach home. He was 86.
May 8, 2005 |
The house that Zoltan E. Pali designed for Sean and Hsiu-Yen Brosmith is tailored both to the needs of their young family and the spectacular site overlooking the San Fernando Valley. It's also a Modernist classic that recalls the simplicity and clarity of the Case Study houses, which created a new blueprint for indoor-outdoor living in the postwar decades. Sliding glass doors, shaded by an overhanging roof, open the 5,100-square-foot house to the pool.
June 20, 2002
* Pierre Koenig: Case Study Houses #21 and #22 and Peter Alexander: The Miramar Project (Craig Krull Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave., B-3, Santa Monica,  828-6410). Architectural drawings and models by Koenig, including "Rendering of Case Study House #22" (1958), above; paintings by Alexander. Ends June 29.
HOME & GARDEN
August 15, 2009 |
When Ron Frank donated five boxes of mailers, photos and magazine ads to the Getty Research Institute's architecture and design collection in May, one might have wondered what a distinguished scholarly organization would want with marketing paraphernalia from a defunct furniture store. Once the box tops came off, the answer was clear. Showroom photos taken by the renowned Julius Shulman and Marvin Rand, a 1962 patent application for a convertible couch, examples of innovative graphic design from the 1940s to the 1970s, even original photographs by midcentury icon Charles Eames -- all reflected aspects of a landmark Long Beach store called Frank Bros.
October 15, 1989
A multimedia exhibit, "Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study Houses (1945-1966)," will be sponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Art at the Temporary Contemporary, 152 N. Central Ave., Oct. 17-Feb. 18. It will feature: --A film series, 10 short films, including the world premiere of a film by Eames Demetrios, grandson of Charles Eames, "901: After 45 Years of Working," filmed at the Eames' former studio at 901 Venice Ave. in Venice.
November 26, 1989
Ground is scheduled to be broken and construction finally is to begin next month on an innovatively designed 40-unit affordable housing complex at the northwest corner of Franklin and La Brea avenues in Hollywood. The complex, proposed more than two years ago, was to be completed this fall to serve as an extension of sorts to the exhibit at the Temporary Contemporary Museum downtown, entitled "Blueprint for Modern Living." The exhibit, which runs through Feb.