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May 9, 2003 | David Pagel, Special to the Times
High Tech Hillbilly is not a style you'll read about in art history textbooks. But it describes the look and sensibility of Chris Burden's "Small Skyscraper," the prototype of an affordable structure you'll be able to build from a kit as soon as a few kinks are ironed out of the design. To fit his four-story tower into the back gallery of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Burden has laid it horizontally.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
Who says art and sports don't mix? On Saturday afternoon, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture will host an invitational tennis tournament at which art world and entertainment figures will compete on the newly completed Goldstein Court of the Sheats/Goldstein Residence in Beverly Crest near Beverly Hills. The event, a benefit for the MAK Center, also includes cocktails at sunset, BBQ from Baby Blues and guided tours of the historic 1963 home, designed by architect John Lautner, and its James Turrell Skyspace, "Above Horizon.
NEWS
September 12, 1987 | Sam Hall Kaplan, Kaplan also appears in The Times' Real Estate section.
Modern architecture did not come to Los Angeles in the form of a sleek 1950s office tower, as in most other cities, but in 1922 with a fragile one-story complex tucked away in West Hollywood. Designed by R. M. Schindler as a double house and studio for himself and a colleague, the striking horizontal structure at 835 N. Kings Road was sited to embrace as much of the grounds as possible, so that rooms flowed out into common courtyards.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2001 | ROBIN RAUZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Modernism in architecture--also referred to as International Style or functionalism--emerged after World War I, utilizing--and drawing inspiration from--modern technology and new materials. As architects tried to bring a building's purpose into harmony with its materials, structures stopped being just walls and started defining light and space.
NEWS
November 1, 1986 | Sam Hall Kaplan, Kaplan also appears in The Times Real Estate section.
One of Southern California's more distinctive natural qualities is its ambient light, which, when the air is clear, lends the landscapes and cityscapes a special glow. The skies seem not to just be blue, but a brilliant blue, the sunshine a gorgeous gold, and the pastel-painted houses, modish clothing, customized cars, flowered hillsides and rippling ocean incandescent.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2010 | By Scarlet Cheng
A grid of blue diagonals, the profiles of two men confronting each other, a series of colorful vertical stripes with an embedded phrase -- these will be some of the enigmatic images flashing through our peripheral vision while driving in L.A. over the next six weeks. They are three of the 21 visual artists' billboards that have been going up in some of the most trafficked corridors of Los Angeles, part of a long percolating idea of Kimberli Meyer, director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2007 | Holly Myers, Special to The Times
The announcement for "Hyper-Graphics," Austrian artist Arnulf Rainer's show at the MAK Center, is one of the most striking to come across my desk in a long time: a glossy, fold-out poster bearing an image of the Schindler House, where the center is located -- actually a photograph of a photograph of the house -- bathed in warm, slightly queasy yellows and greens, with "A. Rainer" scrawled across the bottom in blood red.
BOOKS
March 11, 2001 | THOMAS S. HINES, Thomas S. Hines is the author of "Irving Gill and the Architecture of Reform" and "Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture." He is a professor of history and architecture at UCLA
In 1932, critic Pauline Gibling, R.M. Schindler's estranged but admiring wife, wrote that the architect's work was derived "from a life picture which is revolutionary." Schindler, she asserted, "conceives of the architectural form as the space enclosed, rather than the flat surfaces of a wall which encase it." His residences, she believed, are "intimately related to the earth.
NEWS
July 25, 2002
On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Schindler House in West Hollywood will be the site of a concert by experimental musicians interacting with the acoustics of the historic Modernist landmark. The concert, with a performance by Joe Potts and others, is part of a series sponsored by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture and produced by the Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound. The house is at 835 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood.
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