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Eames Case Study House #8

I have done a reduction or tiny house variation of a Philip Johnson and a Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Now I have designed a tiny house based upon the Eames Case Study House #8. One of my favorite case study houses, the Eames House is International in style, while not as severe as some […]

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Case Study Houses. TASCHEN Books

via Case Study Houses. TASCHEN Books. I highly recommend this book if you are interested in mid-century architecture. This is a complete documentation of the entire Case Study House Program, wonderfully illustrated. The Case Study House Program exemplifies the essence of the modernist impulse in architecture and its’ predilection for social consciousness. After all, the […]

In Tucson, an Unsung Architectural Oasis – The New York Times

via In Tucson, an Unsung Architectural Oasis – The New York Times. A rather lengthy article on the buildings of Tucson with a large intrusion on subjects about the city and its’ unique attractions. Admittedly, Tucson has some unique vistas with a snow capped Mount Lemon to the north and a high desert environment all […]

LOHA renovates the Julius Shulman Home and Studio

via LOHA renovates the Julius Shulman Home and Studio. This interesting article leads to a debate on the purity of Mid Century Modern design. Here is what I attempted to post: “There are purists that would prefer a historic house be preserved to exacting standards. However, this is not historic Williamsburg or Buckingham Palace. Personally, I don’t like […]

Jonah Hill puts stunning Hollywood Hills home on the market just $2.9m | Daily Mail Online

via Jonah Hill puts stunning Hollywood Hills home on the market just $2.9m | Daily Mail Online. I think this house is tastefully upgraded and looks quite comfortable. It amazes me how in some markets, these mid-century beauties can muster lots of cash. Sometimes almost twice what neighboring houses gather when they are fully restored […]

Blanton Museum of Art: The University of Texas at Austin

via Blanton Museum of Art: The University of Texas at Austin. For all of those living, visiting or studying in Austin, Texas, the Blanton Museum of Art is presenting a show regarding Mid Century Modern design in Latin America. The influence of Modernism, especially in countries like Brazil, is remarkable for the intertwined nature with […]

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American Stylists

Here are three entertaining videos produced by General Motors about American design during the mid-century. You will find them very entertaining and instructive. An examination of American design of domestic objects is a wonderful idea for a future project. I hope you enjoy these:

16 Distinctive Mid-Century Living Room Designs That Will Inspire You

via 16 Distinctive Mid-Century Living Room Designs That Will Inspire You. An interesting visual article on various living room designs that you will find worth a look. Click the above link.

Art collection Moscow possibly worth $2 billion Putin – Business Insider

via Art collection Moscow possibly worth $2 billion Putin – Business Insider. A very strange situation. It is quite plausible that a Russian stole art from defeated Germany. Russia has the horrible record of keeping art confiscated from murdered jews and museums and private collections of German conquered territories. They have the twisted notion that […]

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Modern Architectural Forms of the Mid Century (Part 4)

We have dealt with various forms, styles, and ideals in modernist architecture in Parts 1, 2 and 3. We have yet to deal with a purely American Style that is spread all across the USA and especially represented in Sun Belt states that experienced a huge migration of people and industry from the east. Large […]