FROM Bobbye Tigerman
Handbook of California Design Bobbye Tigerman co-curated California Design, 1930—1965 : Living in a Modern Way, an exhibit shown last year at LACMA. The show was a hit – and the research produced so much rich history about designers and makers that the curators decided to create a book about them. The result is A Handbook of California Design, 1930—1965 : Craftspeople, Designers, Manufacturers , designed by Irma Boom. Bobbye talks about the community of designers that thrived then, and considers the state of Southern California designing and making today. After being eclipsed by Silicon Valley, is it enjoying a rebirth?
A Pacific Standard Time Preview The big self-love fest that is Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945-1980 is about to launch with many exhibits across Southern California. Part of the story of that creative period in postwar Los Angeles is the innovation in design, craft and architecture. Gloria Gerace, managing director of Pacific Standard Time tells how design was linked to the art experimentation of those "happening" years. One of the biggest design exhibitions opens soon at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and curators Wendy Kaplan and Bobbye Tigerman give a preview of Living In a Modern Way: California Design 1930—1965 . Then, architects Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung walk through their exhibition design that includes the Case Study House program, open plan and indoor-outdoor living, Julius Shulman photographs, and the explosion of consumption that followed the deprivations of the Great Depression and World World II. The cover of the magazine Arts & Architecture, which published the Case Study Houses Top image: Swimsuits designed by the company Catalina, which were made in L.A.
Holocaust Museum Finds Home in Pan Pacific Park Since its founding 50 years ago the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust has built a collection of over 3000 artifacts but has long sought a permanent home. Now it has one, in an intriguing building by architect Hagy Belzberg in Pan Pacific Park. LACMA curator Bobbye Tigerman explains her grandfather's role in helping found the museum and Hagy Belzberg talks about the way in which the design and architecture contribute to the understanding of the genocide. Interior view of Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Rep. Darrell Issa's raucous town halls, and the rise of Indivisible Rep. Darrell Issa held two town hall meetings Saturday in Oceanside, where constituents asked about replacing Obamacare, the administration’s ties to Russia, climate change, and immigration. More than 100 protesters showed up, some who are linked to Indivisible.
Supermensch, Pi Day, farming at Tule Lake Segregation Center Shep Gordon discusses his move from managing musicians to star chefs, and Lisa Morehouse reports on the role compulsory farming played for Japanese-American internees at the Tule Lake Segregation Center. In honor of Pi Day, Dan Pashman debates Evan over the particulars of pie, and Yasmin Khan shares a saffron rice recipe for Nowruz, the Iranian New Year. Plus: Kohlrabi is in season now at the Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Emil Ferris: My Favorite Thing Is Monsters My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Emil Ferris' debut graphic novel, is the diary of a ten-year-old girl obsessed with monsters who also believes she herself is a werewolf.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."