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
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.