The Hammer Museum, with the Getty Research Institute, will present two symposiums on September 19 and 20, and a panel discussion on September 23. According to the Hammer:
Symposium: Against Reason
John Lautner and Postwar Architecture
In a series of panels and presentations, architects, engineers, and architectural historians will explore the distinctive work of Lautner, and examine the relationship of his non-rational approach to design in the context of post-World War II architecture in the US and abroad. In addition, a panel of leading contemporary architects will describe how their work sets itself against the rationalist and functionalist traditions, and a panel of Lautner’s original clients and colleagues will
discuss the challenges of creating and inhabiting buildings that reshaped the image of modernist architecture in the late 20th century. Presented by The Getty Research Institute and the Hammer Museum. Complete schedule and list of participants to be announced.
Friday, September 19
Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater
Tour of John Lautner exhibition — 6pm
Conversation: Contemporary Anti-Rationalist Architects — 7:30pm
Saturday, September 20
The Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall
Symposium 10am — 5pm
Free-Form Living: A Conversation with the Clients and
Colleagues of John Lautner — 8pm
Tuesday Sep 23, 7pm
Panel Discussion: Architecture and Seduction
Bachelor Pads and Sex Machines
Moderated by Norman Millar, AIA Director of the Woodbury University School of Architecture.
Check the Hammer exhibition webpage for details.