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Must-See Movies Starring Architecture and Design Resources:

August 28, 2011

Must-See Movies Starring Architecture and Design Resources: Enjoy AD’s favorite movies for their use of architecture  or interior design to help tell the story, be the story, or define a character! It will make you want to go back and view every single film!

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

May 10, 2011

The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy

On view through July 31, 2011

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90036

Phone: (323) 857-6000

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 12–8pm;
Friday, 12–9pm; Saturday, Sunday: 11am–8pm; 

Closed Wednesday

The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy features thirty-seven sculptures from the tomb of John the Fearless (1342–1404), the second duke of Burgundy. His elaborate tomb, once housed at a monastery on the outskirts of Dijon, is now one of the centerpieces of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon.

During the 14th and 15th centuries, the Valois dukes of Burgundy ruled over extensive territories in present day France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands from their capital in Dijon. The significant artistic patronage of the dukes drew artists, musicians and writers to Dijon, which became a major center of artistic production. The alabaster tomb sculptures exemplify some of the most important artistic innovations of the late middle Ages. The sculptures, each 16 inches high, depict sorrowful figures expressing their grief or devotion to the second Duke, who was both a powerful political figure and patron of the arts. Each individual figure has a different expression; some wring their hands or dry their tears, while others appear lost in solemn contemplation, or hide their faces in the deeply carved folds of their robes.

The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy was organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, under the auspices of FRAME (French Regional and American Museum Exchange). The exhibition is supported by a leadership gift from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Florence Gould Foundation, the Eugene McDermott Foundation, Connie Goodyear Baron, and Boucheron. Major corporate support is provided by Bank of the West—Member BNP Paribas Group. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities.

LA Architecture Tour – Masters of 20th-Century Residential Architecture

May 10, 2011

This is a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday. Create your own Architecture Tour! These three historic residences have short hours, so it’s important to start on time in order to visit all three places. Also, this day on the itinerary lets you see the homes in the order they were built.

Begin in Pasadena at the Gamble House. Designed by brothers Charles and Henry Greene, this 1908 bungalow (at 6,000 sq. feet, hardly what we think of as a bungalow) is perhaps one of the finest examples of the Craftsman style in the world, incorporating broad horizontal lines, Asian influences and, most of all, an incredible use of wood. This is the only Greene & Greene home anywhere that is open to the public. Docent-led, one-hour tours are the only way to see the interior: Thursday to Sunday noon to 3 p.m. The tours often sell out early, so it’s best to be here by 11:30 a.m. The bookstore has the best collection of Arts & Crafts-related books in LA. Also, you can pick up a walking tour of the immediate neighborhood, which includes more Greene & Greene homes plus Wright’s Millard House (La Miniatura).

From here, drive down Orange Grove Boulevard to the 110 Freeway, past Downtown LA to Sunset Boulevard. Take Sunset west to Hollywood Boulevard. Hollyhock House is on the top of the hill at the southwest corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. No dawdling, because you want to make the 2:30 p.m. tour. Hollyhock House was Wright’s first LA project (finished in 1921), designed for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall on property once known as Olive Hill and now called Barnsdall Park. The Maya-inspired complex — recently opened to the public after an extensive restoration — is Wright’s first attempt at his concrete textile block design. This house is actually wood and stucco with concrete detailing of stylized hollyhocks. The interior can only be seen by docent-led tours, which are given in the afternoons Wednesday to Sunday at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Continue on to the MAK Center/Schindler House by driving south on Vermont Avenue to Melrose Avenue, then west. From La Brea Avenue to Kings Road, there are dozens of restaurants for all palates and budgets. After lunch, continue west to Kings Road, then north. The Schindler House, built in 1922, was Rudolf Schindler’s home and studio. This is one of the best examples of the architect’s focus on integrating interior and exterior space. Schindler first came to LA as one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s protégés (he supervised much of the work at Hollyhock House). Then he made a name for himself as one of the 20th century masters. The MAK Center has frequent exhibits on related subjects. Enjoy!

8 areas to consider when remodeling a Kitchen.

March 5, 2011

8 Areas to Pay Attention to When Updating Your Kitchen

Posted By susanne On March 5, 2011 @ 12:01 am In Consumer News and Advice,Luxury Real Estate,Real Estate,Real Estate Information,Real Estate News,Real Estate Trends,Today’s Marketplace | Comments Disabled

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2011—(MCT)—What’s cooking in kitchens? Simpler styling, hidden appliances and a bit of color to make life interesting, to name just a few things. If you’re getting ready to update your kitchen, you may want to pay attention to the following trends that are popular (more…)

Bungalow Heaven 1925 English!

February 1, 2011

 Located on one of Bungalow Heaven’s best streets, this 1925 English Tudor offers exquisite

period details, an extremely livable floor plan and

updated elements which create the sort of character

home most often sought after in Pasadena.

An original Batchelder/Claycraft style fireplace

accents the living room. An updated kitchen

with ample granite counter space opens to an

intimate breakfast room with original built-ins. A

spacious master bedroom with adjoining retreat,

large walk-in closet and master bath as well as two

generous additional bedrooms and second bath

complete the approximately 1777 sq. ft. floor plan.

Set on a generous approximately 9606 sq. ft. lot,

this is home is a highly desirable historic property.

Offered at $699,000  Open Superbowl Sunday from 1 to 3 PM!

Architectural Styles!

November 24, 2010

This is a new catagory and is intended to be interesting and informative about the history of American architecture. Information has been gathered from About Architecture .com. Enjoy the new England Colonial below.