HOME & GARDEN
August 12, 2004 |
How do you unearth the architectural roots of your house if they're obscure? You can begin by checking out "Los Angeles: An Architectural Guide" by David Gebhard and Robert Winter (Gibbs Smith, $24.95), which lists hundreds of buildings, from 19th century Victorians to newly minted Moderns, along with the name of the architect and the year the home was built. If it's not there, don't give up. Betsy J.
November 22, 1990
Harwell Hamilton Harris, 87, an architect credited with combining the contemporary concepts of efficiency with the natural ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright. Among his well-known designs is the home of Weston Havens in Berkeley, Calif., overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, which in 1956 was voted by the American Institute of Architects as one of America's most important buildings. Harris, who taught at Columbia, Yale and Minnesota universities and at USC, specialized in private homes.
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June 12, 1996
Kathleen Morris, 91, illustrator for the Army and aerospace manufacturers. The former Kathleen Cotton was born in San Antonio, the daughter of a cartoonist father and landscape artist mother. Morris studied painting and fabric design at Otis Art Institute. She married sculptor George Stanley, who fashioned the Oscar statuette, and with him attended the first Academy Awards presentation at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in 1928.
September 12, 2002
Materials & Applications, an architecture and landscape research center, will have a working model of an experimental structure on view as well as two installations opening today and continuing through Sept. 21 at 1619 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles. The exhibits are "Skinn,"a work that links the unconscious mind to architecture and fashion, and "Eclipse," an outdoor media-scape. Call Jenna Beaufils of Fountainhead, (323) 913-0915; www.emanate.org.
September 19, 1999
Five decades of modern architecture will be celebrated during "Modernist Silver Lake: An Architectural Festival" Oct. 2 and 3. A highlight of the weekend will be a docent-led tour of six homes by American Modernist pioneers Rudolph Schindler, Richard Neutra, Gregory Ain, Harwell Harris and John Lautner from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3. The festival, sponsored by the nonprofit Committee to Save Silver Lake's Reservoirs, also will feature lectures and a self-guided driving tour. Tickets are $40.
HOME & GARDEN
August 19, 2004
I was very happy The Times wrote about Tyrus Wong, who has made art accessible to everyone ("From Kitchen Cabinet to Museum Display Case," by Barbara King, Aug. 12). Next time you are in Chinatown, go to the United Savings Bank at 951 N. Broadway and see the dragon mural that Wong captured for all to see. Dragons are a symbol of good luck, and some of that luck must have rubbed off on Tyrus Wong. Thomas Edward Wall Rancho Palos Verdes I was just going through today's paper before calling it a night and on the front page of the Home section saw the words "Harwell Harris" ("When Houses Are Cousins")