In addition to the exhibit at the Blanton Museum of Art, UT is doing an architecture lecture series on Mid-Century Modern: Pierre Koenig. The Eames chair. California cool. This five-lecture series explores some of the most important developments in American architecture and interior design of the 1950s and early '60s, a period famous for its aesthetic of cool, sleek … [Read more...]
People, happenings, and things spotted around Austin, Texas.
Julius Shulman -- Photograph of Case Study House #21 (Pierre Koenig, Los Angeles, 1958), 1958 Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury This winter the Blanton Museum of Art is pleased to present Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury, on view February 22 through May 17. One of the most ambitious exhibitions ever … [Read more...]
via All Things Austin Design: "Inherit Austin, which is part of the Heritage Society of Austin is having an event at the Granger House Wednesday night (805 W. 16th St.) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m, which will feature a discussion of Mid-Century Modern Design and the renovation of the historic house. The Granger house was built in 1952 by noted local architect Charles Granger and is … [Read more...]
We visited Marfa over Memorial Day weekend staying at the Thunderbird Motel. The Thunderbird was recently renovated with the help of Bob Harris of Lake | Flato (who do exceptional work in my book, though this place was fairly straightforward in design). You probably know the history of Marfa, so I'll save you all that. If not, here is a wikipedia entry to get you going. If … [Read more...]