Wednesday, 26 June 2013

LA Mid-Century Modern


More than anywhere else, mid-century modern architecture grew up in Los Angeles, in harmony with Californian industrial base and the Southern Californian climate.

Unique domestic forms emerged through the implementation of new fabrication techniques and materials, which had been rigorously tested by industrial research labs during World War II. From the tract houses of Lakewood and the towers of Park La Brea to the Case Study and experimental homes of the Hollywood Hills, designers and developers employed pioneering methods to create communities that sustained L.A.'s diverse and burgeoning population.

Check out this page with info on the Getty Museum’s exhibit of the many innovative designs and forms of this place and style—along with videos and commentary about the varying housing styles, forms, communities and suburbs that first saw the light of day here.

Like the two beauties shown here.


1 comment:

  1. Beauties. "Where the living was easy." The AK Art Gallery has an exhibit coming up in July on Californian design, over this period. You're not allowed to go.


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