CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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 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.
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.
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")
August 30, 2012 |
In a tip of the hat to revered Los Angeles modernist architects Gregory Ain, Rudolph Schindler, Harwell Harris and others, the American Institute of Architects' Los Angeles chapter is kicking off a series of home tours devoted to small, rarely seen designs that have been thoughtfully updated. The Modernist/Contemporary Tour launches Sept. 23 in Santa Monica with a tour of Harris' 850-square-foot house for John Entenza, the Arts & Architecture magazine editor who launched the Case Study program in the 1940s.
April 6, 1986
I read Sam Hall Kaplan's column every week and, as a former Taliesin apprentice, agree with his point of view. I'm glad someone is taking on the local architectural Venice cabal. However, in his list of Los Angeles designers, he omitted Harwell Hamilton Harris. He did some really fine work here in the late '30s and early '40s, which I'm sure you must be aware of. He should have been included. Mr. Wright sent me out here to be in charge of getting the temporary gallery built to house the "50 Years of Living Architecture" exhibition, and I have been here ever since.